Accustomed to slip-ups in his titles, the rapper makes an implicit reference to the terrorist attack of 2016. Christian Estrosi, mayor of the city of Nice, also wishes to file a complaint.
Freeze Corleone is once again at the center of controversy. Accused in 2020 of anti-Semitism in some of his texts from his album The Phantom Menace (LMF), the rapper attracted the wrath of Nice politicians and a victims’ association, because of his title entitled “Haaland” released this Thursday, February 8.
“In defense I’m Kalidou, you’re Lenglet. Burberry like an English grandfather. I arrive in rap like a truck that bombs hard on the…”, he says in the second verse of the song. If the sentence is not finished, it is easy to understand the insinuation thanks to the two previous sentences, which rhyme with “Promenades des Anglais”.
An association of victims of the July 14 attack “Life For Nice” announces to France Bleu Azue that it wants to file a complaint against the French rapper for advocating terrorism.
Political reactions were quick to defend the memory of the 86 dead and 318 injured, all victims of a terrorist ram truck attack on July 14, 2016 on the famous Nice pier.
Éric Ciotti, president of the Republicans, denounced Friday evening on “filthy insinuation”. “A new step towards infamous has been taken by rapper Freeze Corleone. (…) 86 angels were mowed down by an Islamist barbarian. This rapper must be prosecuted for advocating terrorism!”launched the deputy for Alpes-Maritimes.
Earlier today, it was the mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi who hoped to see “the piece banned by the courts”and announces on the Threads application his intention to file a complaint “in the name of respect for the victims and their families”.
“It’s infamous. Another despicable provocation from a rapper who uses the tragedy of July 14 in Nice to create buzz by exploiting an Islamist attack which left 86 victims in our city”also added the city councilor.
The prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes Hugues Moutouh indicated late Saturday morning on his X account that a “report was sent to the public prosecutor » and that he “denounces the ignoble nature of this reference to the tragic attack in Nice “.