Lady Gaga, Katy Perry And Kanye West's Music Gets Banned In China
Well, isn't this interesting! A handful of the world's radiant mega stars have made China's Culture of Ministry list of 100 songs banned and order to be removed from websites…
The ministry made a shocking announcement, ordering songs from Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Britney Spears and even The Backstreet Boys to be removed from the country’s Internet by September 15, or punishment will be set in stone.
The top controversial artist with most songs listed belong to Lady Gaga – who has racked up six songs on the list, including jams from her recent ‘Born This Way’ such as the album-titled track, 'The Edge of Glory', 'Hair', 'Marry The Night', 'Americano', 'Judas' and 'Bloody Mary'. In fact, the album's title track was included in an earlier list issued by the government, which included three lists of foreign songs that began regulating Internet content roughly two years ago.
Katy Perry earned her position twice on the banned list, which included her Kanye West-assisted hit 'E.T.' and 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)', both from her most successful and recent effort, "Teenage Dream." Other songs included Beyoncé’s 'Run The World (Girls)', Britney Spears' 'Burning Up' and the 1999 Backstreet Boys medley, 'I Want it That Way'.
These questionable tunes were due to the failure of not being registered with and reviewed by the ministry. According to ministry guidelines, all imported digital music needs to be translated into Chinese and submitted to the government before online distribution is permitted. The sweep-up even includes all websites such as personal sites.
"Certain websites have been allowing users to play, listen to and download the listed songs," the ministry said in a statement. "Such actions have disturbed the online music market order and endangered national cultural safety."
Words: Shabazz (@_KingShabazz_)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)