A Florida sheriff accused Florida Gulf Coast University of promoting the use of the N-word, drug use and sexism by trying to bring Ludacris and Kendrick Lamar to Southwest Florida for a concert.
The Lee County Sheriff, Mike Scott, emailed Florida Gulf Coast University university president Wilson Bradshaw, about a student group’s efforts to bring the rappers to the concert, according to News Press.
Scott highlighted that Bradshaw is black and said it would be a disgrace for him to bring the rappers to the school, especially after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
The sheriff also said he thinks the rappers’ lyrics, which include the N-word, “glamorize racial slurs.”
But Scott didn’t stop his there. He also asked lawyers if he could charge the university for any wreckage that might occur after the concert, which is called Eaglepalooza.
Bradshaw declined to comment on the subject, but did respond to Scott in an email.
“As a university president — black or white — periodically there are expressed views related to students and faculty that the president doesn’t personally or professionally sanction or share,” Bradshaw said in the email. “In this case, our students indicated a strong interest in inviting these performers to Eaglepalooza, and our staff assures me they are doing everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for the attendees.”
Other artists who have performed at the concert include Pitbull, Flo Rida, Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul and LMFAO. The performers are based off student requests and its budget this year is $250,000.
Source: News Press