Eminem’s Lyrics Deemed Controversial, Banned From Performing At Hyde Park

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By: / June 27, 2014

​Eminem has been banned from performing at Hyde Park in England this July. New documents reveal his lyrics are seen as “offensive” and “unsuitable,” The Daily Mirror reports.

A source told the publication a few months back, “Eminem is a controversial artist, whose lyrics have been accused of being hophobic, provocative, and pretty sweary.” ​The Royal Parks, who oversees the site in Central London, demands that performers are “fit” for the Queen.

CEO Linda Lennon of Royal Parks said in response to the decision, “The artist flagged risks across the board. In particular in respect of our public reputation.” Lennon continued, “The nature of any act with potential for lyrics to be deemed offensive and/or unsuitable language being audible within the park as a whole, let alone the surrounding residential areas, is unacceptable.”

The news first broke in May that Em would not be allowed to perform at the location. The artist took to Instagram with a photo saying, “Never Mind Hyde Park,” with details about his performance at Wembley Stadium on July 11th, where he’s still scheduled to perform.

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