Q107-5 Tries To Mediate Newspaper, Rapper Conflict
April 25, 2007 at 11:54 AM (PT)
More possible fallout from the DON IMUS firing, this time in MEMPHIS: COMMERCIAL APPEAL columnist WENDI C. THOMAS has written an article asking for the MEMPHIS IN MAY organization to "un-invite" COLUMBIA recording artist THREE 6 MAFIA from the BEALE STREET MUSIC FESTIVAL because of their misogynistic lyrics. FLINN Top 40 WHBQ (Q107-5)/MEMPHIS morning duo KARSON & KENNEDY invited both THREE 6 MAFIA and THOMAS on the air for a discussion but reported that THOMAS has not returned their calls.
THREE 6 MAFIA did accept the offer and reassured everyone on-air that their show would be clean, as they knew children would be a part of the over 100,000 people expected to attend the three-day festival. They also offered THOMAS a seat onstage so that she could see first-hand that their shows were not what people would expect.
Click here for the editorial THOMAS wrote.
Click Here to read KARSON WITH A K'S "Letter To The Editor."
Click here to listen to the interview with THREE 6 MAFIA.