Deputy Drapeko: rappers propagandizing drugs will have to answer for their words
Rappers Basta (Vasily Vakulenko) (Mirny Vakulenko) and Oksimedi priborov in the lyrics of their songs to the propaganda of narcotic substances, and hip-hop performers who have violated Russian law will have to “answer for their words.” This statement was made by the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Culture Elena Drapeko on Tuesday, November 30, at the Moscow Talking radio station.
“We have legislation that prohibits drug propaganda, and therefore, if there really is propaganda , our security officials have the right to involve under this article. I want to say that Basta and Oksimiron, as far as I remember, did not have this in their lyrics. They sang about something else, “the official listed the artists.
Drapeko stressed that if rappers allow themselves to give out such things to the public information space, then they should be responsible for their words. The MP added that the degree of guilt of rap artists will be determined by the judiciary. “The punishment is spelled out in the law, it must be proportionate to the offense,” she summed up.
Earlier it became known that a protocol was drawn up against the Russian rapper OG Buda (Grigory Lyakhov) for promoting drugs on the network.
In the same month, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin, accused rapper Alisher Morgenstern of drug dealing on the Internet. After that, it became known that Morgenstern left the country and went to the UAE. The musician's lawyer Sergei Zhorin said that he was afraid of pressure from law enforcement officers on his client after Bastrykin's speech. The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov called the message that the Kremlin representatives are negotiating the return of the artist to Moscow, subject to cooperation with the authorities, as a duck.