- Aug 1, 2014
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Prosecutors are calling for a suspended €5,000 (£4,520) fine for French rapper Nick Conrad, who is on trial for incitement to murder in Paris after he published an online video entitled "Hang White People".
The music video shows the rapper acting out the kidnap, torture and hanging of a white man.
The lyrics, which sparked outrage, call for white babies to be killed.
Mr Conrad denies the charge, and says the song is a comment on racism.
The nine-minute video, first published on YouTube in September, was quickly suspended for violating the company's terms of service.
It depicts a white man being shot and tortured by the rapper and an accomplice. He is forced to bite the pavement and is kicked in the head before being hanged.
One section of the lyrics reads: "I go to the nurseries, I kill the white babies. Catch them quick and hang their parents!"
Anti-racism groups have called the clip an incitement to violence and racial hatred.
The charge against Mr Conrad could result in up to five years in prison and €45,000 in fines. Prosecutors have requested a suspended fine of €5,000, saying he has "already to a certain extent paid the consequences".
The rapper told the court on Wednesday that the video was obviously a fictional depiction of racism, designed to shock by inverting roles, and therefore not to be taken at face value.
Some people seem to think that disguising calls to murder as 'art' is acceptable in the 21st century. I'll never understand why young white people support these rappers who clearly hate them, and aggressively push an anti-white message. American rapper XXXTenacion also posted a video of himself appearing to lynch a small white child to YouTube, which hasn't been removed. His fan base remains mostly young white people who buy his music.
I seriously wonder when whites will wake up and understand the message here.