DeKalb County School District officials are investigating who let a group of rappers give an “unauthorized and unacceptable” concert at Salem Middle.
The performance featured local artists Guap Tarantino, Drugrixh Hect and Drugrixh Peso. The three perform music the district finds not “age-appropriate” for middle school students, and the latter two can also be seen posing with firearms on social media.
In a video on YouTube, which is from February but came to light this week, the rappers are shown joyfully performing in a sea of bouncing middle schoolers. Guap Tarantino performs his song “Fat N**** S***” and, in an apparent attempt to clean it up, moves the microphone from his mouth when he sings the chorus and gets to the part about a woman rubbing his genitals.
The performance happened during a Valentine’s Day dance. A spokesman said administrators apparently weren’t aware it happened until this week when The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked about the incident.
In a statement, the district said the performance was a “direct violation” to a directive given by the principal.
“As such, DCSD will take immediate and strong disciplinary action against the employees that organized or otherwise supported this unauthorized activity,” the district’s statement said. “The performance is intolerable and violates our standards for acceptable, age-appropriate activities.”
The rappers, whose real names aren’t clear, didn’t respond to requests for comment, except for Guap Tarantino.
“You must gone pay me?” he wrote in an email.
Told the AJC doesn’t pay for interviews, he didn’t immediately respond. Instead, he posted another video of the performance on Instagram.
He added a message saying DeKalb schools and the newspaper were “Mad At Me For Making The Kids Happy. ... i Made dem Kids day and da county tryna do me durtyy.”
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