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Wednesday 23 April 2014

New Zealand bans 'danger' rappers

Banned US rappers Odd Future were due to play at a concert in Auckland on Saturday

New Zealand immigration chiefs have banned US rap group Odd Future from entering the country after deciding they pose a threat to public order.

The group were due to play an open-air concert with headline act Eminem in Auckland on Saturday.

Border operations manager Karen Urwin said authorities decided to decline visas to six group members after becoming aware of a 2011 incident in Boston in which some witnesses accused the Los Angeles group of inciting fans to attack police officers.

Group member Tyler, The Creator vented his frustration on Twitter today. "They said we were 'terrorist threats and bad for the society' or whatever. Sick," he wrote. He later tweeted; "I love NZ tho."

The group is also known as Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.

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