Rapper fined over ‘nauseating’ misogynist lyrics

Rapper fined over 'nauseating' misogynist lyrics
Photo: A screenshot of the defendant's Myspace. com page
A Berlin rapper who goes by the stage name of Frauenarzt – or "gynaecologist" – was fined €8,400 by a court on Monday for distributing violent pornographic writings and depictions of violence.

The Tiergarten district court found the 31-year-old guilty of producing two CDs in 2006 containing songs that describe the torture, mutilation and murder of women in excessive detail.

Furthermore, a police search of the man’s home in Tempelhof in April turned up 15 CDs with similar content, though by other artists.

During the trial, the defendant, through his lawyer, admitted the charges. He said he was planning a new album with “pure party and humourous music.”

The court agreed with the prosecution that the rapper had “deliberately provoked” with “unbelievably brutal and nauseating” lyrics in order to gain fame.

The verdict follows a recent case in which Berlin rapper Sido reached a €14,000 settlement with an elderly woman who he had threatened to beat with her own crutches in 2007. The dispute was allegedly over a car parking space.

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