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Post by Bunny Rabbit Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:03 pm

Eminem will return to the British stage for the first time in five and a half years after promising to tone down his homophobic lyrics.

Organisers of the Wireless Festival in Hyde Park have persuaded the rapper to drop his gratuitously anti-gay songs to avoid any demonstrations.

Following Eminem's pledge, they have agreed a deal with gay rights groups not to picket the event next summer.

The last time Eminem toured the country in 2001, gay rights group OutRage! protested outside his shows, saying his lyrics were homophobic.

Event organisers were said to be worried that another such protest would cause major disruption to Wireless, which attracts tens of thousands of people.

A festival insider said: “This is a huge signing for Wireless and it will be the hottest ticket this summer.

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“The organisers were afraid campaigners could potentially ruin the event. So there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing and Eminem only agreed to sign up when assurances had been made that there would not be any protests.

“It was very touch-and-go but he has finally agreed to appear. Any kind of demonstration against him could have been disastrous.

“He will be bringing a huge entourage of security with him but there is still the risk that protesters may picket the hotel he stays in.”

OutRage! spokesman David Allison said: “We have a condition that he does not use lyrics that encourage or incite hatred against gay people.

“He is free to express his views on gay people, as long as he stays off the violence and hatred. He has got plenty of other lyrics to choose from. In recent years he has become quite well-behaved.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1238269/Eminem-play-gig-years-UK-agreeing-drop-homophobic-lyrics.html
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Post by MichaelOnTheMic Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:03 pm

Shocked

Just hope he comes to Wales Sad
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Post by Bunny Rabbit Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:11 pm

well your luck should be hit Wales homey Two Thumbs Up
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Post by MichaelOnTheMic Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:15 pm

Hopefully, though i dont think he ever have come here Unsure
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Post by Bunny Rabbit Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:18 pm

Hope is Good thing!! Cheeky Tounge
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