Rapper fined for video named & # 39; Hang White People & # 39; launches new song with lyrics & # 39; I F *** France & # 39;
A French rapper who has been fined more than £ 4,000 for a video clip called & # 39; Hang White People & # 39; has launched a new song with the lyrics & # 39; I f *** France until agony & # 39 ;.
Nick Conrad had created a furore with an earlier video depicting the 35-year-old torturing and killing a white person and calling for white babies to be killed.
He was later found guilty of inciting violence and fined € 5,000 (£ 4,280) after a lawsuit.
But the rapper has again run into controversy with a new creation, & # 39; Sweet Country & # 39 ;, in which he strangles against a white woman – apparently representing France.
French rapper Nick Conrad (photo), who was fined more than £ 4,000 for a video clip called & # 39; Hang White People & # 39 ;, has launched a new song with the text & # 39; I f *** France & # 39;
The song that harasses the words & # 39; I f ** k France & # 39; , resulted in the interrogation by the judicial police of Paris, reports La Chaîne Info.
In the song he repeats those texts and talks about it a & # 39; bomb under the Pantheon & # 39; plants.
The video has been condemned by Interior Minister Christophe Castaner, who has also submitted an official complaint.
The rapper himself has defended his song and insisted that & # 39; the word & # 39; France & # 39; here is intended to represent the French mentality, media, etc. who have decided to describe Nick Conrad in inaccurate terms instead of opening up thorny debates & # 39 ;.
Nick Conrad had created a furore with an earlier video depicting the 35-year-old torturing and killing a white person and calling for the murder of white babies.
Earlier this year, Conrad, who denies racism against white people, said he would appeal and argued that the song that got him into trouble was a fictional portrayal of racism that was not meant to be taken for his money.
His lawyer said after the hearing: “The court had a reading of freedom of speech that does not satisfy us.
According to AFP, the court said in its judgment that if & # 39; the permissible limits of freedom of expression are assessed with more flexibility & # 39; however, when it comes to rap, & # 39; the freedom of artistic creation is not absolute & # 39 ;.
Conrad could have paid up to five years in prison and 45,000 euros (£ 38,600) under the indictment. But prosecutors asked for the suspended fine of 5,000 euros because, in a certain sense, he had paid the consequences & # 39; after he lost his job as a hotel receptionist.
In a scene from & # 39; PLB & # 39; – abbreviation for & # 39; Pendez Les Blancs & # 39 ;, or & # 39; Hang Whites & # 39; in English – the little-known rapper and an employee drag their white victim across the sidewalk and kick him in the head.
The attack seems to be a reference to a famous scene from the American History X movie, in which actor Edward Norton plays a neo-Nazi who presses on the head of a black man when he is lying on the sidewalk.
The 35-year-old (pictured with his lawyer in January) caused indignation last year when he showed the film with a white man who was abducted, tortured, shot and hanged on a tree
A gun is also forced down his throat and he is instructed to & # 39; suck it & # 39 ;.
The text calls for the murder of adults and children and advocates the murder of & # 39; white baby & # 39; s & # 39; and & # 39; hanging up their parents & # 39 ;.
The rapper sings during one scene: & # 39; I walk in crèches, kill white babies, catch them quickly and hang up their parents. & # 39;
The video was taken from YouTube four days after the official release last September.
Conrad, who lost his job as a receptionist as a result of the song in a five-star hotel on Avenue de l & # 39; Opera, defended the decision to make the video clip, claiming it was not racist but & # 39; a love message & # 39 ; .
By reversing the roles and showing whites who were tortured and killed by black people, Conrad claimed that he wanted to underline racial problems.
The rapper admitted that he understands who is concerned about the clip, but denies being a racist.
The rapper says in his earlier video: & # 39; I walk in day care centers, I kill white babies &, catch them quickly and hang up their parents & & # 39;
Government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux condemned the & # 39; hateful, nauseating texts in the strongest possible terms & # 39 ;, as did Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, who & # 39; despised comments and libelous attacks & # 39; of the video.
Conrad was born and grew up in a suburb of Paris, but describes himself as an & # 39; Afro-French & # 39; civilian.
He regularly uses his Facebook account to create & # 39; mutiny & # 39; against France, which he accuses of still being a & # 39; colonizing nation & # 39 ;.
Anti-racism organization LICRA, which filed a formal complaint from the police, also contacted the rapper, saying that his artistic freedom is not the freedom to call for whites to be hanged because of the color of their skin. ;
Until he became the subject of national media coverage, Nick Conrad was virtually unknown, with only 40 monthly listeners on the Spotify music streaming platform.
The nine-minute video, uploaded on YouTube on September 17, presents the action as it takes place in the eastern suburb of Noisy-le-Grand in Paris.
It contains references to a speech by the American black nationalist Malcolm X.
On his Twitter account, Conrad, of Cameroonian origin and claimed to have been influenced by American hip-hop, presented it as his & # 39; first short film & # 39 ;.
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