Queen Ifrica pulled from New York show follow gay rights protest




Revered Reggae singer, Queen Ifrica has been axed from a show she was scheduled to perform Saturday night at the Amazura Concert Hall in Queens, NY following protests by a gay rights group objecting her appearance at the show, Invasion of the Queens.

On Friday, a protest including over 100 people was held outside the club calling for organizers of Invasion of the Queens to cancel the show, citing Queen Ifrica’s past lyrics condemning homosexuality, including her 2009 hit, Keep It To Yourself and the lyrics’ contribution to violence against the LGBT community. The rally was led by openly gay NY councilor, Daniel Dromm, who out rightly denounced her presence at the show.

“We don’t need homophobic people like her coming to Queens to spread their message of hate,” Dromm told the New York Daily News.

A Jamaican-born human rights activist, Michael Forbes also spoke out against Ifrica during the protest, saying, “The majority of her music has been very, very homophobic and it rings in the ears of men, women and kids. She uses the stage to burn gays.”

Invasion of the Queens features an all-female lineup that also includes Reggae singer, Etana, Dancehall star, Spice as well as renowned veteran acts, Sister Carol and Sister Nancy.

Amazura’s manager, John Rios confirmed Saturday morning that the show will go on without Ifrica following the protest, insisting that his establishment does not discriminate against gays and are welcome to the club.

Queen Ifrica has had numerous instances of speaking out against homosexuals, including last year’s Grand Gala at the National Stadium in Kingston on Independence Day (August 6), where she repeatedly denounced homosexual lifestyles during her performance until her microphone was abruptly cut off while she spoke.

Last August, she was pulled from a show in Canada following gay rights protests.

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Queen Ifrica how disappointed and frankly disgusted NEW
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Hadnt realised how ignorant Queen Ifrica was ! How uneducated she is. Have watched her interviews and surprised at her blatant homophobic ignorant beliefs. She seems to be very confused about the difference between homosexuality and peadophilia. Majority 99% of peadophiles are HETEROSEXUAL MEN and nothing to do with sexuality. She needs to get her facts before making such ignorant statements. On Aids once again facts wrong. HIV spread rapidly due to STRAIGHT community: prostitution not practising safe sex etc needles, blood transfusions. Am utterly astounded. I liked her music and have her albums and am tempted now to throw them out and not buy her records anymore. She says that she sings about societal issues. Discrimination of ANYONE is a societal issue.utterly disgusted by her and also saddened by such ignorant views. So its ok to kill ur brothers and sisters because of their sexuality ? Esp in jamaica where the hatred is so apparent?? KMT Queen Ifrica. Disappointed.

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