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China Bans Jay-Z

Hova will not be allowed to perform in Shanghai, per an order by the country's Culture Ministry.

Jay-Z, currently on a world tour, will have to cross Shanghai off his itinerary. The Culture Ministry of China has opted not to give local promoters a permit to hold the rapper’s Oct. 23 concert at Shanghai’s Hongkou Stadium, according to the AP. “Some of Jay-Z’s songs contain too much vulgar language,” promoter Sun Yun explained in the Shanghai Daily. Hova has ten dates left on his world tour, during which he is promoting water conservation.

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On SPIN.com:
Jay-Z: Anti-Retirement, Pro-Clean Water

On the Web:
jayzonline.com

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