Curses! Mayor Nutter to Review July 4th Concert

Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran dropped f-bombs at city showcase.

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Mayor Nutter says he will review whether the city’s July 4 concert — which featured pop musicians cursing frequently in front of the crowd and on live TV — crossed boundaries.


CBS Philly reports:

Mayor Nutter was in the crowd Friday night and says he wasn’t particularly bothered by the language of the musicians, though he admits he wasn’t always paying close attention.

“I think the instances were fairly few in the course of a four-hour concert. To be honest, I couldn’t understand most of what Nicki Minaj was saying,” the mayor said today.

What Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, and others were saying and singing included numerous f-bombs and other expletives.

Philly Mag's Victor Fiorillo wrote over the weekend about the potty-mouthed event. He'll be on the Dom Giordano program around 10:30 a.m. today to discuss the matter.

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  • liberals are ignorant

    Another politician lying sack of fecal matter who could care less about the people of the city and cares more about his image. It was a disgrace!

  • Enuf already

    The Mayor is a disgrace and an embarrassment; I regret voting for him. The days of Philadelphia doing anything with grace and class may be long gone. Take a long around the City its becoming a cesspool where crime is rampant, graffiti and trash abound, put there by its residents (note: its not up to the city, government to clean up after us), cursing is part of everyone’s language and gimme gimme gimme is expected and demanded. Look at the neighborhoods one by one they’re falling. I grew up in North Philly, people didn’t have money, but it was safe, clean. I would love to see someone with a backbone get in and clean up this city. Make it a model for others when things are done right and everyone has skin in the game.

  • Enuf already

    Another note, simple matter to avoid. I would guess that the taxpayers paid for this entertainment? State that no cursing or lewd behavior is allowed. I’m not a prude but cursing, etc. does not add to the quality. Take a look around, allow an inch, a mile is taken. Before you know it……cesspool.

  • Bill

    A typical political answer. How long will his “review” take? Grab the DVR, give yourself a few minutes and decide. Or wait until you look at the polls, get advice from staff and begin the doublespeak.

  • CitySqueans

    FYI the other concerts held in the USA were lame. I love the fact that philly got popular WORLD WIDE- AMAZINGLY talented acts. Some of which did not use profanity. Aloe Blacc for instance was phenomenal and did not curse once. I think the city NEEDS to use its leverage to inform the acts not to curse. Or have a system set up for when they do. But realize the USA is changing and your children are using that language- listening to such music- when you are not home. You can go to many different city’s for a full orchestra. In fact- im sure the philly pops played the night before. Same time same place every year. Plan ahead ppl. It was a jam session led by the Roots. And that’s exactly what you got. Trust me, if they get such acts next year..it will be even bigger- more ppl will stay in the city and spend $$. Which is in the end great for our city. Marlon Waynes wasn’t funny and should definitely keep the “black humor” to a minimum. Most don’t get it. Black & white. Mercia- Please stop the fear- know that your children are safe. Educate them. Plan ahead know that our four fathers would never complain about profanity. ;)

  • Not happy

    Honestly who cares about the language. What about the people smoking pot and the people who are beyond wasted? There were arguments throughout the entire concert and my family even got caught in a stampede. Its not a child friendly concert in the first place.

    • Charliefoxtrot

      Because a high functioning society polices itself. When we all agree that things that SHOULD matter (cursing in front of kids to take a tiny example) now don’t matter, then self policing behavior tends to rapidly slide downhill.
      This nation only works-when gifted with (formerly) an inordinate amount of freedoms-we citizens self police behavior, by making unwanted behaviors shameful.

      I don’t mean to pick on you, I just wanted to point out that public behavior starts with language and either evolves or devolves according to how bad behavior is received.