Kanye West's Music, Other Songs Labeled A Threat To China
Rapper Kanye West's music was among the songs officially banned from the Internet in China, the Ministry of Culture department has announced.
Kanye's hit song "E.T." with Katy Perry was officially banned from the Internet and even personal websites.
The song was one of 100 tracks banned due to their threat to Chinese culture, the Ministry of Culture said in an official statement.
Other artists that were banned include Lady Gaga, The Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, BeyoncÃ© Knowles, Britney Spears and others.
“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.”
The Chinese government began regulating music on the Internet two years ago.
This is the third time that they have issued a ban on music the ministry of Culture considers "tasteless and vulgar."