Mr Vegas Forced into 'Political Correctness' in Germany

todayDecember 16, 2009

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Singjay Mr Vegas is having perhaps his most successful European tour ever as his highly anticipated pre-album tour is drawing big crowds.

However, the artiste ran into what could have been a huge ‘roadblock’, but he made what some would call the “politically correct” move in the best interest ofhis career and the music.


“Yo the thing mad I had to meet with the Mayor of Berlin and sign a paper not to discriminate, or perform any songs advocating hatred towards any group or religion, failure to do so would have led to the cancelation of the shows and my possible barring from the European Union,” Mr Vegas explained via email.

“The show went on and turned out to be the best club show I have ever done in Europe. I sang Redemption Song, One Love, Buffalo Soldier, Don’t Worry from Bob Marley’s catalogue,” he said.

According to Mr Vegas’ management, the crowd gave a frenzied response to those reggae favourites. Then Vegas then paused to tell the large crowd that “no one piece of paper can stop me from performing and spreading the true music from Jamaica”.

“We are all about peace, love and Godliness,” he said, then segued into his own hits such as I Am Blessed, Heads High, Tek Weh Yuself and then climaxed with Man A Gallis.

The tour continued to Denmark the following night after and Vegas continue his pre-album tour through France, Finland, England, Spain and other European territories.

Copy of the agreement signed by Mr Vegas

“You are not allowed to do public appeals, or statements for, discrimination, violation, hatred, or even murder, offensive or insult no such statements, no such lyrics, no such gestures, against anyone or community, due to race, colour, religion, ideology, political views opinions, ethic, or social origins or lineage, sexual orientation, gender, disability, genetic, features, age or any other personal community, bound characteristics. to German law and German foundation any people living here are equal. Any violation of these principles would be a criminal offense and may lead to an arrest and expulsion and will cause criminal proceedings by official [public] prosecutor. In addition a complete suspension for entering the countries of the European Union may be signed on you. [We] will give a report to the authorities of other German cities, it might be the base for the decision of taking measures due to your concerts over there.”

Source: JamaicaStar

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