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Birmingham venue cancels gig and bans homophobic rapper from ever playing again

Birmingham venue cancels gig and bans homophobic rapper from ever playing again

Bobi Wine, a Ugandan rapper, has had his Drums Arts Centre show in Birmingham on August 24th cancelled following an outcry from equal rights groups.

Robert Kyagulanyi sparked a storm of controversy when he proclaimed the following message to fans: “All Ugandans get behind me and fight the Batty Man.”

And on his “Keep Up With The Kardashians” reality type show in Africa, Wise was seen on camera penning the lyrics: “If you’re a man, you better be a man. If you’re a girl, you better stay a girl.

“Burn all the batty man"

Drum chief executive Charles Small said: “Bobi Wine’s appearance and beliefs conflicts with The Drum ethical and equal opportunity policy.”

“There can be no place for sexist or racist views that cause problems.” Said a spokesman for the Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, which provides support for the city’s LGBT community, applauded the Drum’s decision.

Wine has three wives and responded boorishly when people were calling for a ban on all of his performances in the UK.

He was reported to have told fans: “I know people will be opposed to me, and I’ve been banned from other countries because of my ideology of fighting gay people.

“I’m proud to be fighting for the family and the culture.

“Uganda does not support or allow gay people.

“God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”


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