Belly and the City of Toronto are feuding after the rapper performed during the city’s Canada 150 celebration that took place at Nathan Phillips Square on Sunday night.
Spoiler alert: He swore during his performance.
On Tuesday the Special Events Toronto Twitter account apologized to anyone who was offended by Belly’s expletive-laden performance. That apology was then retweeted by the official City of Toronto account:
“As per contracts, the city expects all artists to deliver G-rated, family-friendly shows suitable for all ages,” the city of Toronto said in a statement regarding his controversial performance.
In a now deleted tweet, Belly, whose name is Ahmad Balshe, took to Twitter to claim that those involved with his performance were aware that there would be adult language used. He followed up that tweet with another deleted tweet where he said that “F--- censorship forever. They will never censor my art.” He also tweeted that this is the beauty of living somewhere with real freedoms: