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Rapper Action Bronson rejected from Trinity University

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Action Bronson's concert pulled from Trinity College. (YouTube) Action Bronson's concert pulled from Trinity College. (YouTube)

Students at Trinity College canceled a concert by a well-known rapper by saying his music and videos promote misogyny and hatred against gay and transsexual people.

This incident at Trinity isn't the first time Action Bronson has been canned by a college this year.

Bronson's latest album is called "mr. Wonderful"...but many students here at trinity college thought it was anything but wonderful that he was tapped as the headliner for the spring weekend concert on april 30th.

"A lot of rappers have derogatory, misogynistic lyrics.  I think it was his song, "Consensual Rape,” Trinity College student Meredith Bear said. “Rape is a two-sided issue and it's not one sided so I think that was what hit home."

"I understand the decision completely and I understand how any woman could take offense to that,” Trinity College student Michael Lofrese said.

The leaders of the student-run group that originally booked the rapper cancelled the concert citing an online petition and concerns on campus.

While many students agree with the decision, some had a problem with the way it was handled.

"I think a more effective measure would have been protesting and making Action Bronson hear their voice,” Lofrese said.

This incident isn't the rappers first battle with controversy.

Just a few weeks ago his appearance at George Washington University was cancelled because of similar concerns.

In an open letter on his Facebook page, Bronson offered an apology.

"I think rape and acts of violence toward women are DISGUSTING.  I would never condone anything remotely close to that type of behavior...I will be more sensitive on this matter moving ahead,” the post stated.

Moving ahead will be Trinity's spring weekend where singer-songwriter Kehlani will be performing.

"Everyone is still going to have a good time,” Lofrese said. “Everyone just wants to be outside and listen to good music."

Bronson will still get paid for the performance thanks to a contract signed in January.

Eyewitness News reached out to him on Friday, but did not hear back.

Bronson did comment on twitter though saying "I used to owe maaaad MONEY to Sallie May and now These colleges keep giving me free money.  My family thanks you."

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