Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 at 3:17 pm
Last week McDonald’s announced that Twista was kicked off its McDonald’s Live tour because they realized that Twista actually cusses in his music and may have a few songs that aren’t appropriate for children. Twista fired back at the corporation and the media with his own take on the situation.
"I am very disappointed by McDonald’s decision to cancel my participation in the McDonald’s Live Tour,” Twista said in a statement. “Being that McDonald’s and I have worked together in the past, it was unsettling that I would be removed from the tour after undergoing the planning process and receiving assurances from McDonald’s on multiple occasions that I would appear on the tour. The recent trend of finger-pointing, and playing the blame game with certain media outlets and certain individuals needs to stop. We live in a society that advocates free speech. You want free speech? You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then our country’s symbol has to be one of its citizens exercising their right to stand up and shout at the top of their lungs using words and telling stories that capture the reality of their day-to-day lives.Not all art is suitable for every age, just as not every movie is suitable for every age which is why it’s lawfully labeled with a "parental advisory" sticker. Ultimately, the "parental advisory" warning aides parents in their responsibility to police & guide their children, despite that it still should not discredit me or my music.”
To read Twista’s letter in its entirety, read it HERE
Twista will be dropping his new album, “Adrenaline Rush 2007” on September 18.