“I think rape and acts of violence toward woman are DISGUSTING,” insists rapper after petition sees him pulled from D.C. show.
Action Bronson has fought back against transphobia and misogyny allegations after protests saw him removed from the bill for an upcoming college show.
The rapper was expected to perform at Saturday’s (April 2) Spring Fling concert at George Washington University, but was booted after student complaints that his music “promotes rape, his videos promote violence against women, and his social media promotes violence against the trans community.”
Last night the New York rapper uploaded a post to Facebook “to bring clarity to some misconceptions about who I am as an artist and as a person.”
Speaking about his controversial 2011 song ‘Consensual Rape’, he said that the track “admittedly contains lyrics and a general sentiment of violence towards woman,” but was “never meant to represent who I am but rather to depict a story. I’ve never performed ‘Consensual Rape’ at a concert, and I don’t plan to.”
He condemned “rape and acts of violence towards women” and apologised to the LGBT community for his previous transphobia: “I have never had any issues with anyone’s sexual orientation or gender transitioning.”
The cancelled Spring Fling performance follows Bronson’s removal from a NXNE festival showcase in Toronto last June. The New Yorker was due to appear at the event, but a Change.org petition arguing his music “glorifies gang-raping and murdering women” saw his set pulled.