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Guns N’ Roses drop homophobic and racist songs

Appetite for Destruction loses track One in a Million which contained the line ‘Immigrants and faggots, they make no sense to me’

Californian hard rock band Guns N’ Roses have dropped a track from an upcoming boxset reissue of their 1987 album Appetite for Destruction and follow up 1988 EP G N’ R Lies.

The track, One in a Million, featured lyrics including

Immigrants and faggots

They make no sense to me

They come to our country

And think they’ll do as they please

Like start some mini-Iran

Or spread some fucking disease

And they talk so many goddamn ways

It’s all Greek to me

Lead singer Axel Rose explained his feelings about the lyrics in an interview in 1987.

“Why can black people go up to each other and say, ‘nigger,” but when a white guy does it all of a sudden it’s a big putdown?,” he asked. “I don’t like boundaries of any kind. I don’t like being told what I can and what I can’t say. I used the word ‘nigger’ because it’s a word to describe somebody that is basically a pain in your life, a problem. The word ‘nigger’ doesn’t necessarily mean black.”

No statement has been made by the band or their label about the removal of the track.

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