As we previously reported, mayoral candidate Len Brown claimed Cube's music advocates the gangster lifestyle and will be replicated by youth in his community which is already suffering from problems with gangs and violence. He also pressured the owners of the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre to cancel the concert.
According to Television New
TelstraClear CEO Richard Jeffery said Ice Cube does not have a criminal record
and he doubts his music will encourage gang problems.
Jeffery also added that he is not in the business of
censorship and that people concerned about gangs and drugs should concentrate
on busting tinny houses, not music.
The concert is scheduled to take place in
In related news, Ice Cube is currently gearing to release a
complaiation containing sixteen of his songs featured in his films and
soundtrack. The set, titled Ice Cube: In the Movies, will feature tracks from
Friday, Higher Learning, Boyz N Da Hood and The Players Club, among others.
Ice Cube: In the Movies will hit stores on September 4.