Extract of the clip “Offline” by rapper Freeze Corleone -
Screenshot Freeze Corleone / Death Eater Squad
The music label Universal France announced Friday to cease "all collaboration" with one of its rising stars, the rapper Freeze Corleone, after the opening Thursday of an investigation for "provocation to racial hatred" targeting several of its clips and songs.
“Universal Music France has been distributing the first
by artist Freeze Corleone
for a week
The release of this album revealed and amplified unacceptable racist remarks, ”wrote the label in a press release.
Claiming to defend "the values of tolerance and respect", Universal announces "to put an end to any collaboration with this artist".
Thank you all for the support
God will never win we stop the marathon 🌍🌍🌍
- PHILLIP LIN (@freezecorleone) September 18, 2020
The rapper replied "Finally free" on Twitter
" Finally free.
Thanks everyone for the support.
God will never win, we will stop the marathon, ”the rapper reacted on his Twitter account.
Thursday, the Interministerial Delegate for the fight against racism, anti-Semitism and anti-LGBT hatred, Frédéric Potier, announced a report to the prosecution, after having identified nine passages that would constitute an incitement to racial hatred.
A few hours after this report and the rise of a controversy, the Paris prosecutor Rémy Heitz announced the opening of an investigation into various video clips and songs of Freeze Corleone for "provocation to racial hatred" and "insult to racist character ”.
In extracts from his clips broadcast on social networks and compiled in particular by Licra, the rapper declares among other things: "I arrive determined like Adolf in the 1930s", "every day RAF (nothing to give a fuck, Editor's note) of the Shoah ”or even“ like Swiss bankers, everything for the family so that my children live like Jewish pensioners ”.
His latest album, titled
La Menace Fantôme
), released on September 11, has already been hailed by many rap fans.
His latest clip, posted Friday, displays more than a million views, a success that raises the concern of associations, elected officials and members of the government.
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