Harvard Cancels Snoop Show

Harvard University’s Undergraduate Council has cancelled a planned

performance by Snoop Dogg next month, after local news reports suggested students

objected to the rapper’s obscene lyrics.

Some Harvard students

reportedly opposed Snoop appearing at the prestigious Massachusetts university,

according to local news channel NBC 3.

The students mentioned

lyrics from Snoop’s latest album Rhythm and Gangsta in particular, about slapping

women as a means of controlling them.

The Undergraduate

Council failed to mention the lyrics in a short statement they issued, which

simply stated that Snoop’s cancellation was due to "financial considerations

and unavoidable obstacles."

According to a

report published on The

Harvard Crimson’s website on April 13, Snoop had not even signed a contract,

but was in negotiations with the Harvard Concert Commission.

Concert organizers

must clear a security plan with the Boston Police Department and obtain an entertainment

license from the Boston Mayor’s Office of Special Events if the proposed concert,

slated for May 1, is to take place.

While reports of

Snoop’s lyrics were offered as a reason for the cancellation of the concert,

The Crimson reported that the Undergraduate Council, which funds HCC events,

is unsure whether in can cover the expenses of the event.

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