Churches Plan 'Nelly' Protest
Ministers from 20 churches have joined forces to protest Nelly's upcoming performance at Arkansas State University
. After reading his lyrics, the ministers decided to boycott the March 12th performance, which is taking place at ASU's Convocation Center. A news release from Rev. Adrian Rogers of the Fullness of Joy Church of Jonesboro said the ministers wanted to "express their disappointment with the 'gangsta rapper' Nelly
being allowed to come to the taxpayer-funded Convocation Center." He followed with, "We feel that the lyrics of 'gangsta rappers' are detrimental to society at large, but more specifically to the development of young people". The ministers are urging members of their congregations not to purchase tickets, but according to the Convocation Center's manager, over 5,000 tickets have already been sold. Now here's two questions, even though the ministers are boycotting Nelly's concert, how many would normally go anyway and is Nelly really a gangsta rapper?