February 21, 2017  

Nas Criticized for Joining Virginia Tech Free Concert

August 7, 2007 (7:46 am) GMT
Few families of Virginia Tech shooting victims have asked Nas to be thrown off the performers list but he will go on with the concert as scheduled.
Nas

Another rapper is struck by a criticism over obscene lyrics. This time who positively wants to help healing the pain after the Virginia Tech incident is ironically remembered for his 1999 track 'Shoot 'Em Up' that automatically relates him to gun violence promotion.

As previously reported, a free concert is to be held at the University's Lane Stadium on September 6 with other line-ups being , and country singer . However, seven families of the gun-shooting victims are upset that Nas is included on the bill and demand the rapper to be dropped from the line.

Nas' lyrics "are indicative of the moral decay in our society that contributes to acts of violence," Vincent J. Bove, a rep for the families told Washington Post. "For a university official to condone it or to be clueless of what this person's track record is, it's unconscionable beyond belief."

Despite the opposition, University officials have no intention to exclude Nas from the list of performers, saying that response to his inclusion has been positive in general.

View Nas' 'Shoot 'Em Up' lyrics here and be the judge.

More Nas News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'The Bachelor' Recap: Nick Gets Surprise Visit From Ex Andi Dorfman After Hometown Dates
  2. Drake Gives a Birthday Shout Out to Rihanna During Concert
  3. She's 'Dying'! Cher Suffers From Mystery Illness
  4. Charlie Hunnam Is Facing His Destiny in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Latest Epic Trailer
  5. Watch Lana Del Rey Fly to the Moon in 'Love' Music Video
  6. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose Are Batman and Batgirl at Son's 4th Birthday Bash
  7. Back Together? Ellie Goulding Attends London Fashion Week Parties With Ex Dougie Poynter
  8. 'Supergirl' 2.14 Preview: Kara and Alex's Father Is Back