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Reggae Star's Gig Abandoned Over Homophobic Fears

A performance by controversial reggae star BUJU BANTON has been cancelled in America over fears his homophobic lyrics will spark violence. Banton, who glorifies gun crime against gays, was scheduled to play the Highland nightclub,...

New York Reggae Concert Cancelled After Gay Protests

The organisers of a proposed HIV/AIDS awareness concert in New York City have scrapped the show following protests from outraged gay groups, who discovered Jamaican artists BEENIE MAN and TOK had signed up to appear....

Banton's Denmark Gig Marred By Gay Protest

Jamaican reggae star BUJU BANTON's Copenhagen, Denmark concert was marred by gay protestors last night (11JUL06). The singer, whose songs call for homosexuals to be attacked, was the cause of a massive protest outside the...

Banton Concert Cancelled After Gay Protests

Reggae artist BUJU BANTON's concert in Brighton, England tonight (05JUL06) has been cancelled after pressure from local gay groups. Jamaican Banton courted controversy in 1992 with his homophobic hit BOOM BYE BYE which advocated the...

Reggae Star To Stand Trial

Jamaican reggae star BUJU BANTON will stand trial next month (OCT05) accused of assaulting six gay men. The 31-year-old and a second man, HORACE HILL, have pleaded not guilty - but a judge has...

British Minister Speaks Out Against 'Homophobic' Reggae Stars

Reggae artists SIZZLA KALONJI and BUJU BANTON will be singled out by the British International Development Minister at a Caribbean conference aimed at combating homophobia in music. While MP GARETH THOMAS believes free speech...

Sizzla Gigs Cancelled

Controversial reggae star SIZZLA has cancelled two concerts in Britain, after a police investigation was launched into his homophobic lyrics. Sizzla is one of eight artists whose songs are being examined by officers, after...

Police Investigate Reggae Acts After Gay Killing

Reggae stars including BEENIE MAN and ELEPHANT MAN are being investigated by British police who fear their anti-gay lyrics have incited the homophobic killing of a man in London. Scotland Yard's Racial and Violent...

Reggae Star's Gig Pulled Over Gay Protests

Dancehall reggae star CAPLETON has been forced to cancel three performances amid fears that gay rights activists were planning to stage massive protests over the singer's homosexual lyrics. Gigs in New Orleans, Louisiana, Sunset...

Buju Under Investigation For Homophobic Attack

Reggae dance hall star BUJU BANTON is under investigation in his native Jamaica, following allegations he was involved in a homophobic attack. Last week (ends20AUG04), AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL confirmed reports that Banton, real name MARK...

Buju Banned From The Us

Reggae dancehall star BUJU BANTON has been banned from entering America, following a conviction on marijuana charges in his native Jamaica earlier this year (04). According to representatives for the star, police raided Banton's...

Wyclef Shooting Video To Support Haiti

Former FUGEES star WYCLEF JEAN has announced plans to shoot a video in a show of support for his native Haiti. The video for NEXT GENERATION and PARTY BY THE SEA will be shot...

Buju Banton Pleads Innocent To Marijuana Charges

GRAMMY-nominated reggae star BUJU BANTON has pleaded innocent to marijuana charges in a Jamaican court. Police were conducting routine anti-drug raids in Jamaica's capital city Kingston last week (ends05DEC03) when they found three fully...

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