Students at Princeton Are Petitioning Against Big Sean’s Performance

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Rapper Big Sean has got Princeton students up in arms over an upcoming performance.

As the Ivy League school prepares for Lawnparties, a twice-yearly event where students come together to watch various musical acts perform, there are some that are outraged at the choice of the “Dark Sky Paradise” rapper as the event’s headliner.

The reason? His lyrics are misogynistic and promote rape culture, according to The Daily Princetonian.

After the seeing the promotional video in which Big Sean repeatedly used the phrase “stupid b-tch,” student Duncan Hosie decided to take action. He reached out to fellow student, Rebecca Basaluda for help.

“After I saw that video, I started researching Big Sean’s language and I found language that was both misogynistic and homophobic. We wrote an op-ed piece that we published on Google Docs [on Sunday] and wanted to see the number of supporters. Right now, close to 500 people have signed.”

According to the site, student government doesn’t expect a change because contracts have already been signed. However, they do hope that this opens up the conversation about the artist selection process for next year’s event.

Other performers include Luke Christopher and Alus. Lawnparties is set for April 17.


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