LONDON, UK (Outrage group) - A British gay activist says he has had enough of the homophobic lyrics of Beenie Man, Elephant Man
and Bountie Killer. The human rights group Outrage is demanding the arrest of all three Jamaican reggae artists for their encouragement of violence against homosexuals.
Lyric's to Beenie Man's "Bad Man Chi Chi Man" (Bad Man, Queer Man) instructs listeners to kill gay DJs and Bountie Killer's "We Nuh Like Gay" also suggests using guns to kill homosexuals. Outrage is also seeking to bring charges against the artists' record labels and record stores who carry the CDs.
All three artists are nominated for Mobo's (U.K.'s urban music awards), this weekend in London. Outrage is asking that The Mobos withdraw their nominations, but organizers said banning them would be censorship.