Politicians in Fort Myers, Florida, hometown of rapper Plies, are hoping to ban hip hop shows and performances in the city's downtown area, following a stabbing at a recent Plies concert.
Councilman Warren Wright will argue for the banning of hip hop events at the Harborside Event Center, and other venues near downtown Fort Myers' riverfront, at an upcoming city council meeting this Monday (Oct. 5). Wright contends that rap-related events are generally responsible for "violence and disruption," citing the September 6th stabbing of a bouncer, following a Plies performance at the Harborside.
The ban has the vocal support of the city's newly elected mayor, Randy Henderson, who complained that he finds the music "vulgar," and is in favor of quieting Plies. "If there's a legal way to do that, it's a worthy idea," Henderson said.
Good job guys, way to support your local artists. Which other platinum-selling, nationally known musicians live in your town, again?