MRC pulls Kanye West doc: ‘We cannot support any content that amplifies his platform’
The MRC has called for the cancellation of any and all shows that would have included controversial rapper Kanye West.
On Tuesday, the British music industry trade body said it was “impossible” to find sponsors for shows hosted by West after it pulled his latest public music performance.
The MRC said it was concerned by “all the material that is being projected by West’s social media accounts and elsewhere about negative remarks he has taken on.”
The move comes on the heels of an interview West gave to the New York Times in which the hip hop star said President Donald Trump has “done more to divide than unite” people in the US.
The MRC said it is pulling any performance or endorsement deal with West, calling his “continual provocation and provocations” against the United Kingdom “an ongoing risk to the cultural reputation of the entire nation.”
The MRC said it will not give him a further contract at the moment, but the group has given West a six month deadline to “cease and desist all further provocations and conduct damaging provocations against the UK.”
West, who made his British debut back in September at London’s One Love show, has previously taken issue with the British government after criticism of his outspoken nature.
This is the latest in a growing list of musicians and celebrities who have pulled their support for the controversial rapper.
He sparked controversy in the UK after hosting a “Make America Great Again” music performance on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.
During the performance, West went topless, ripped up a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May and tore the American flag saying “make America great again.”
West said it was an “excuse” not to have invited Miley Cyrus to the gig, but later said he was “embarrassed” to see his outfit was a problem.
West also sparked outrage