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Students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, were not trying to have Soulja Boy and his degrading lyrics serenade their campus, so they did what college students do best; protested:
Students protested outside a SOULJA BOY concert at a Minnesota university on Friday (3Apr09), angry that an artist who raps ‘degrading’ lyrics was booked to perform.
The Crank That (Soulja Boy) hitmaker was paid more than $25,000 (GBP17,000) to perform a sell out show at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD).
When he arrived at the venue, the rapper was stunned to be met by a peaceful protest, organized by student Arielle Schnur. Soulja Boy wrote on his Twitter.com blog ahead of the gig, “WTF (what the f**k) I’m in minesota (sic) its a group of maf**kaz prtoesting (sic) my show. This s**t on all the news.”
But Schnur, who rallied a group of bands to perform at her campus protest, was determined to send a message to the university’s entertainment committee – which booked Soulja Boy.
She told the Duluth News Tribune, “This isn’t OK for this to happen. To bring in an artist that degrades half the student body as sex objects and the other half as sexual assault perpetrators; that form of degradation is not acceptable.
“The issue with the Soulja Boy concert is that it’s happening at UMD and UMD is an institution of higher learning. His lyrics are not conducive to an atmosphere of enlightenment and education.”
F*ck degrading lyrics. We hear you, college students.
Soulja Boy pics below.
via WENN Newsdesk