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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/25/2010

College pres. apologizes for Wale lyrics

By Washington Post editors

D.C.'s own Wale is at the center of controversy again.

The rapper performed at an outdoor concert Saturday during University of Mary Washington's homecoming festivities. Nearby neighbors were not fans.

They complained of noise and the profanity in Wale's raps, The Free Lance-Star reported.

The university's president Rick Hurley issued an apology to neighbors who complained.

The campus has received noise complaints during past homecomings, but Hurley said he was more upset about the use of profanity. Had he known about the lyrics, Hurley said he would have moved the concert indoors.

Wale was criticized in May for canceling a performance at the DC Black Pride celebration. He later reached out to the organization and appeared at the celebration.

He came under fire again in July for using profanity and racial slurs during a performance at Baltimore's free arts festival Artscape.

By Washington Post editors  | October 25, 2010; 10:53 AM ET
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Comments

Profanity is the sign of a lazy mind trying to express itself.

Posted by: msdooby1 | October 25, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse



I heard a person use profanity during the taking of his deposition some years ago. The attorney taking the deposition simply asked the man, "Exactly how old were you when your mother taught you all those words?" That was the last of his swearing in the deposition.

Posted by: adjjones | October 25, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Rapping is NOT music....

Posted by: 10bestfan | October 25, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

So someone actually had Wale perform at there school? Talent pool must have been real weak for them to reach out to Wale.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | October 25, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

What makes a word a 'bad word'?

Why is For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge a 'bad word' and Gentleman Only Ladies Forbidden not?

Just a thought...

Posted by: kahlua87 | October 25, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

What makes a word a 'bad word'?

Why is For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge a 'bad word' and Gentleman Only Ladies Forbidden not?

Just a thought...

Posted by: kahlua87 | October 25, 2010 2:06 PM | Report abuse

The contentious relationship between Fredericksburg residents and college students has been terrible since the end of the all-girls era, and will continue to be exacerbated until they can completely separate college residences from city citizen neighborhoods. UMW has used no planning in off campus entertainment in addition to student housing, resulting in numerous resident complaints, and legal infractions. Until Mary Wash can accommodate student housing, the clash between students and residents will continue for years to come.

The concert was pretty awful, and the words coming out of Wale's mouth were uncomprehending so I'd be shocked if anybody could hear what he was saying anyways. More of a general complaint against a go-go band in college heights than anything.....no complaints about fireworks afterwords though!

Posted by: aarofrank | October 25, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

A novel was just published by Hannah Faye entitled A Rapper's College...it's about a rap artist who's actually inspired to change his vulgar lyrics after he is educated. Check it out: www.arapperscollege.weebly.com!

Posted by: HannahFaye | October 26, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

A novel was just published by Hannah Faye entitled A Rapper's College...it's about a rap artist who's actually inspired to change his vulgar lyrics after he is educated. Check it out: www.arapperscollege.weebly.com!

Posted by: HannahFaye | October 26, 2010 12:17 AM | Report abuse

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