Lyrics Get Twista Booted Off City Stages

The Birmingham News reports was dropped from City Stages’ lineup Thursday (March 25), hours after Jefferson County commissioners threatened to withhold $200,000 from the festival. All five commissioners agreed at a Thursday morning meeting that they would not provide public money for the festival on Father’s Day weekend if it booked Twista. They cited lyrics in his songs they said were anti-woman and racially insensitive.

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