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Kudos to the speaker of parliament for refusing to attend.

Rapper’s lyrics prompt snub from politicians

Published: onsdag 4 december kl 15:41 , Radio Sweden
Jason Diakité (Timbuktu) får pris av 5i12-rörelsen, som delas ut i Plenum i Riksdagshuset. Foto: Henrik Montgomery/TT
Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité holds up his Swedish passport while accepting an award Wednesday at Parliament. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Swedish rapper Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité was recognized at ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday though several politicians boycotted the event saying he threatened party leader Jimmie Åkesson in a song.

In the song “Black Doves And Wilted Lilies,” recorded with the hip-hop group Kartellen, Diakité sings about modern-day life in Sweden and, at one point, says “dunk Jimmie yellow and blue”.

Using a Swedish expression that’s akin to saying “beat someone black and blue,” the artist’s words landed him in hot water with several politicians, who claim the lines are a political threat against Jimmie Åkesson, head of the far-right Sweden Democrats.

Writing on Swedish Television’s website and his Facebook and Twitter account, Timbuktu says he has always rejected violence and called the lyrics in question a “play on words”.

Skipping the ceremony were members of the Sweden Democrats and Per Westerberg, speaker of parliament, who wrote last week “as speaker, I avoid all awards ceremonies that can be perceived as controversial”.

More here. H/T: Fjordman

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