The director of San Diego's Jack Murphy Stadium has asked the promoters of a concert there next week to drop rapper Ice-T from the lineup or keep him from performing the song "Cop Killer."
"We've got several hundred police officers working this event and I just don't think that's an appropriate song," said Bill Wilson, who was a policeman before taking the stadium job."I'm not trying to be a censor. But I've had 27 years on the other side of the badge, so I certainly understand how they feel," said Wilson.
A 233-officer contingent from the San Diego Police Department will work with 1,200 private security guards at Wednesday's concert, which also features heavy metal bands Metallica and Guns N' Roses.
The president of the San Diego Police Officers Association, Harry Eastus II, called Ice-T's planned performance "a real slap in the face."