School debates Gucci Mane performance

October 5, 2009 6:31:13 AM PDT
Administrators at North Carolina A&T State University are considering replacing a rapper who is scheduled to perform at a homecoming concert.Gucci Mane's possible appearance also has students talking.

A debate began shortly after students returned to school last month. They objected to Gucci Mane, who often raps about his ties to the Bloods street gang.

The rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, is from Atlanta. He is scheduled to appear at A&T's homecoming concert in October 31 in Greensboro.

Chancellor Harold Martin has said although the school doesn't want to censor any artist, gang activity and drug dealing aren't the things the school wants to showcase when welcoming alumni and celebrating the university.

Syene Jasmin, A&T's student government association president, has apologized for booking Gucci Mane.

The SGA's executive board helped choose acts for the concert in association with the production company producing the event. Students were supposed to be surveyed on who they'd like to see.

The questions were provided over Facebook, but were sent between May and August.

It was the only poll taken this year.

Other artists scheduled to appear include OJ da Juice Man, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, Fabolous, Mario, GS Boyz and FLY.

So far, about 6,000 tickets to the concert have been sold.

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