Hip-hop concert coordinator fined for steamy efficiencies

The coordinator of a performance for SpaceSpeakers, a popular hip-hop collective in Vietnam, was fined VND110 million ($ 4,690) and put on hold for questionable and also provocative performances.
The real-time performance, called KOSMIK, took place in November last year in HCMC with 5,000 followers. The authorities said the concert “made use of inappropriate clothing, words, appears, images, motions, means of expression and also performances that violate the fine customizeds as well as practices of Vietnam,” which broke government regulations.

In the performance, rap artist Binz performed with a foreign women professional dancer wearing a translucent, lightweight item of lingerie. At the end of the efficiency, Binz poured beer on her body and the target market shrieked in excitement.

Throughout an efficiency by vocalist Justatee, a dancer in a tight leather outfit gyrated on the piano. After that she stepped down, tied the singer’s hands behind the chair, blindfolded him and also made attractive motions with other male dancers.

Additionally, there are 3 performances in the concert that were not consisted of in the content authorized by the HCMC Division of Culture and Sports.

Pham Van Dung, Chief Assessor of the division, claimed that the organizer of the performance, FansViet Co. Ltd, has actually paid the penalty as well as was suspended from arranging occasions for 18 months, starting December 14, 2022.

Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, Deputy Director of the HCMC Division of Culture as well as Sports, stated that the program showed indicators of going against the country’s custom-mades as well as customs as well as “negatively affecting social principles.”

The KOSMIK live show was held to celebrate the 11th anniversary of SpaceSpeakers, with efficiencies by 11 members. Before the show, the coordinator stated that the show is for people who are over 18 and also asked concert-goers to bring their IDs.

SpaceSpeakers was founded in 2011 by well-known Vietnamese songs producer Touliver. Since then, it has developed itself as the biggest musical collective in Vietnam, assisting to popularize the hip-hop and also R&B categories in the country.