Jay-Z Responds To China’s Performance Ban

Rapper Jay-Z has

responded to the recent announcement that the Chinese government would not allow

him to perform a date in Shanghai. According

to local promoter Sun Yun, China’s Ministry of Culture denied Jay-Z’s performance

because of the "vulgar language" in some of his lyrics. Jay-Z

was confident he would soon land on China’s mainland to give a concert for his

fans. "I

look forward to rescheduling my concert date in Shanghai," Jay-Z told AllHipHop.com

in a statement. "This world tour has been a life changing experience and

it has only been made better by touching the fans that I am seeing for the first

time."During

his international tour, the rapper has traveled to several countries affected

by water crisis and is being filmed for an upcoming documentary special, Diary

of Jay-Z: Water for Life. Jay-Z’s

comeback album Kingdom Come is due in stores Nov. 21, while Diary of

Jay-Z: Water for Life debuts on MTV on Nov. 24., reaching 179 countries on

50 of MTV’s local channels.Today

(Oct. 11), Jay-Z is in Cape Town, South Africa for a performance at the Belleville

Velodrome.

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