LATEST: A move to cancel Ice Cube's upcoming concert in New Zealand has been blocked by event organisers.
Auckland mayoral candidate Len Brown launched a scathing attack on the hip-hop veteran - real name O'Shea Jackson - insisting he will incite a rise in "gangster-style" violence in the area.
He also put pressure on the venue owners at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre to cancel the concert which is scheduled to take place on 22 August (07).
But TelstraClear CEO Richard Jeffery insists the star does not have a criminal record and he doubts his music will encourage gang problems.
Jeffery added he objected to censorship and said the concert will go ahead as planned.