Chinese government cancels Jay-Z Shanghai show


Jay_z_banned_Hiphop_Rapper.jpgJay-Z has noted that he is looking forward to taking up another date in Shanghai after his concert was cancelled by the Chinese government.

The country's ministry of culture pulled the gig due to concerns about Jay-Z's lyrics and references to drugs and guns.

The state run China Daily stated: "The ministry of culture has decided to protect the city's hip-hop fans from nasty lyrics about pimps, guns and drugs."

Jay-Z responded with a statement on the Durban stage in South Africa saying:

"I look forward to rescheduling my concert date in Shanghai. 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."

Jay-Z's new album, Kingdom Come, is due for release on 20 November and includes a collaboration with Chris Martin. The rest of Jay-Z's Global Express Tour remains unaffected as he performs on stage in Durban, followed by Johannesburg, Bangkok, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Source: Johannesburg Bureau, AND