While there are a lot of fans in the UK looking forward to getting to see their favourite rapper Eminem perform in London this Summer, there is one venue where the superstar will not be allowed to perform. It has been confirmed that Eminem has been banned from ever performing at Hyde Park in London, as his act is said to be too offensive and unsuitable for the area.
The CEO of Royal Parks, the parent company of Hyde Park, Linda Lennon, explained, "This artist flagged risks across the board. In particular in respect of our public reputation. The nature of any act with potential for lyrics to be deemed offensive and/or unsuitable language being audible within the park as a whole, let alone the surrounding residential areas, is unacceptable."
While Eminem was obviously disappointed at being banned from Hyde Park, the rapper will perform in London at Wembley Stadium this Summer, which he is delighted about. Eminem says that the ban from Hyde Park made his Wembley Stadium gig all the more important and all the more possible.
Eminem stated, "I heard that I wasn't going to be approved to play in Hyde Park and it made me even more excited to play in London this summer. The easiest way to get me to do something is to tell me I can't do it. Thanks to the Royal Parks for making it all possible...for Wembley." And we look forward to seeing you performing at Wembley Stadium Mr. Mathers.
Do you think Royal Park are right to ban Eminem from performing at Hyde Park?