Sept 27, 2018
A young French rapper has made it into the headlines with a graphic music video calling for white people to be killed. And while he’s shot to fame, with it has come widespread outrage and an investigation into his “art”.
The video features violent scenes of the rapper, Nick Conrad, and another black man torturing and killing a white male. The duo give the man a chance to escape, telling him to run fast – “as the blacks do” – then shoot him in the back for being too slow. Conrad then forces the white man to bite a kerbstone and stomps on his head, in an apparent reference to the movie American History X. The victim is then seen hanged from a post behind the rapper and his sidekicks.
The graphic footage is accompanied by equally shocking lyrics, with Conrad rapping “I go to nurseries and kill white babies” while hanging their parents “to entertain black kids of all ages.”
The video, uploaded to Youtube on September 17, gained several thousand views before being removed on Wednesday. Clips from the video, however, are still available on some Youtube accounts and other sites.
The video has garnered much attention from French politicians and activist groups, who called on the authorities to remove it from the web and prosecute the author.
“He must be prosecuted for incitement to racial hatred and condemned for these ignoble and irresponsible remarks,”Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, tweeted.
The France-based International League against Racism and Anti-Semitism (LICRA) also condemned the video, stating that freedom of expression was not the “freedom to call for hanging whites because of their skin color.”
“The incitement to murder in Nick Conrad’s video is despicable and unbelievably violent,” LICRA tweeted.
The President of France’s National Rally (formerly Front National) Marine Le Pen said the video was an example of…