Folks in Jonesboro, AR, are protesting an appearance by rap star Nelly, who is scheduled to appear at Arkansas State University.
Bubba Bobby Hester, president of the local chapter of the American Family Association, is leading the mob. Though he admits to never having heard Nelly’s music, he says he has read about the rapper on the Internet.
“I went through the first twenty [search hits for songs], and out of the first twenty I found 13 that were really bad, and about 7 out of that 20 were songs people might consider not all that bad,” said Hester. “I do not want this in a building that I help pay for. If they want to go to a private place and do this that is their business–that’s fine. When they go to a public place it becomes my business, and the business of the general public at that time.”
The show is expected to sell out.
From KAIT, Jonesboro.