">Name: French rapper removed from summer music festival
Artist: Orelsan (real name: Aurelien Contentin)|
Confronting Bodies: Local politician Ségolène Royal, organizers of the Francofolies music festival in La Rochelle in Western France
Date of Action: July 2009
Specific Location: La Rochelle, France
Description of Artwork: Orelsan, known as the "French Eminem," raps about political issues like substance abuse and boredom among French provincial teenagers. He released the graphic and explicit song "Sale Pute" (Dirty Slut) in 2007. Orelsan no longer performs this, however, and it is not available on his website.
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