Eminem No Longer Welcome In Daytona Beach

By | April 3, 2001 at 12:00 AM

After Friday performance filled with profanities, drug references, Florida city’s mayor says Slim Shady can’t come back.

Eminem is too much for even the rowdiest of American cities.

The mayor of Daytona Beach, Florida, vowed Slim Shady won’t perform in the city again after the controversial rapper used profanities and referenced drugs at a free concert Friday night.

“He would definitely not be welcome back to perform,” Mayor Bud Asher told the Associated Press. “Evidently this guy is a renegade and he does whatever he wants.”

Eminem was in Daytona Beach over the weekend to take part in a series of concerts in conjunction with the 17th annual Black College Reunion, which attracts 100,000 spring breakers from historically black colleges across the nation.

Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Ludacris and Missy Elliott also performed concerts, which were filmed by BET to air April 12-13, according to AP.

Asher reportedly had an agreement with BET that profanity and lewd behavior would not be allowed at the concerts, which were held at a city-owned band shell on the beach.

Eminem referenced drugs during the song “Purple Pills” and cursed so often in one of his songs that he had to perform it a second time without profanity for BET, according to AP.

“As the mayor, I’m not going to tolerate anybody coming on to city-owned property and encouraging the use of drugs,” Asher said.

Asher reportedly met with Snoop Dogg before his performance on Saturday and successfully convinced him not to swear or reference drugs.

“He’s got a job to do, he’s got a city to represent, so I respect that,” Snoop told AP. “And the way he did it, the way he came over here and acted, I respect that. He could’ve just shut us down.”

A spokesperson for Eminem was not available.

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