The UK wimps out again

An award winning British DJ has been suspended for playing Busta Rhymes song “Arab Money.” According to My Chemical Toilet:

Looks like Global Radio have been taking a leaf out of the BBC’s book. Multi MOBO-winning DJ Steve Sutherland has been suspended after some listeners to his networked Galaxy radio show complained after he aired Busta Rhymes’ “Arab Money”.

“Arab Money” is just another blingalicious number really (also, it takes a fair amount of “inspiration” from Erick Sermon’s “React”), except instead of namechecking east coast / west coast locations it mentions Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Iran. One can imagine problems may arise when Busta breaks out lyrics like “Sittin in casinos while I’m gamblin with Arafat”, and referencing “cameltoe bitches”. Oh, and pronouncing “arab” as “ay-rab” isn’t going to help, either.

Meanwhile, just saying the words “Iran and Iraq, Saudi Arabia!” is enough to get some folk riled these days.

As for the song, it’s got a great beat and it’s fun to dance to.

The only offensive thing I saw was a guy’s bare belly jiggling. Maybe Britain’s “Islamic finance” masters thought this was a dis against little fat King Abdullah?


About marypmadigan

Writer/photographer (profession), foreign policy wonk (hobby).
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