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Ugandan rapper who thinks gay people should be set on fire to perform in UK
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Ugandan rapper who thinks gay people should be set on fire to perform in UK

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 28 July 2014 12:57 Written by // Cec Busby

Bobi Wine, a popular Ugandan rapper is set to perform in the UK next month. But the singer, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has written a song in which he calls for Ugandans to help ‘burn all the gays’, prompting activists to call for his performances to be cancelled.

Bobi Wine is amongst one of Uganda’s most popular singing stars. He even has his own reality TV show which has been likened in terms of popularity to that of the Kardashians. The show focuses on his musc career and his life with his three wives.

In a recent episode of the show Wine has revealed his homophobic side. An episode shows Wine writing a new song whose lyrics say:

‘If you’re a man, you better be a man.
If you’re a girl, you better stay a girl.’
‘Question, why do you do the abomination?’
‘Some men dress like a bitch and get it like a bitch.
They stink like fish.
Fire will burn the batty man.
Burn all the batty man.
All Ugandans get behind me and fight the batty man.’

Defending his words, Wine said he is fighting for family and culture, and acceptes that people will think he is homophobic. In a speech to fans Wine said:

“I want to send a message of support to parliament. I know people will be opposed to me, and I’ve been banned from other countries because of my ideology of fighting gay people.

“I’m proud to be fighting for the family and the culture. Uganda does not support or allow gay people. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.”

According to reports on gay star news, The Drum Theatre in Birmingham said they could take ‘no responsibility’ for the views of one of the performing artists. They said they were not aware of his comments or his song content.

“They have just hired the space,” a spokesman told Gay Star News. “We have nothing to do with it.”

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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