Siobhán O’Grady, The Washington Post Published 3:51 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018 Rap lyrics are sometimes controversial: References to sex and violence, along with the fluid use of profanity, offend some. But German rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang took offensive to a level leading to criminal investigation. Ahead of Germany’s biggest music awards ceremony in April, the pair were nominated for two awards. But controversy emerged over lyrics from the duo’s newest record, “Jung, Brutal, Gutaussehend 3,” (Young, brutal, good-looking 3). The album included references to the Holocaust, saying their bodies are “more defined than those of Auschwitz inmates,” and that they will “make another Holocaust.” A number of people filed complaints to the police over the lyrics, saying they violated German laws concerning hate speech and anti-Semitism. But on Saturday, the Düsseldorf prosecutor’s office issued a statement saying the lyrics were “neither an endorsement nor a trivialization of the Nazi regime and its genocide.” The prosecutor acknowledged the lyrics are misogynistic and violent, but said that does not offer him grounds to prosecute the rappers. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Muslim Rapper With Album Titled ‘Jihad’ Under Fire For Plans To Perform At The Bataclan Media: Vocativ “The comparison of a… Read full this story
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