The Paris police headquarters announced this Tuesday, November 21, to cancel the concert of the “controversial” rapper scheduled for Saturday at the Zénith de Paris-La Villette. His participation the day before in the collective 667 concert is also prohibited.
For fear of “serious disturbances to public order” in a “particularly tense geopolitical context”, the Paris police headquarters announced this Tuesday, November 21, to ban performances by the artist Freeze Corleone on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 at Zenith of Paris.
According to the press release, the artist – who was first to perform on Friday with the collective 667 then solo the next day – is “particularly controversial”. “The texts of his musical productions contain numerous conspiratorial and anti-Semitic references,” detailed the prefecture.
“Serious risks” of anti-Semitic remarks
She then took the example of words that have been the subject of reports and legal investigations such as “I arrive determined like Adolf in the 30s”, in Red Stickfrom his album The Phantom Menaceor even “I prefer to be accused of anti-Semitism than of rape like Gérald Darmanin”, in the piece Shavkat from his latest album Attack of the Clones.
To justify this cancellation, the police headquarters also relied on a “particularly tense geopolitical context following the large-scale terrorist attack launched by Hamas on October 7, 2023”. “The evolution of the situation, in particular the counter-offensive on the Gaza Strip and the deterioration of the humanitarian situation are likely to amplify demands and protests, to radicalize the pro-Palestinian movement on the public highway,” a- she continued.
There are therefore “serious risks that disturbances to public order may occur and that anti-Semitic remarks, or more generally knowingly and explicitly stirring up hatred, whether directed towards Jews, police officers, or society more generally, be held on the occasion of Mr. Diakhate’s performances on the aforementioned dates.”
In addition to the situation in France and abroad, the authorities indicated that the police would be particularly mobilized this weekend in Paris with, in particular, the concert of the Congolese artist Fally Ipupa at Paris La Défense Arena.
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