From each, the police demanded to know his whereabouts when the attack occurred; each had to show his arms and hands. Kingston will no longer perform at Fordham’s annual spring concert. The teen prefers to show his creativity without using profanity.
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2000s pop sensation Sean Kingston is set to headline this year’s Warren Live event, Earl Warren College Council announced this evening on its Facebook page. Prior to Rodger’s announcement, CAB announced it would keep Kingston in its Spring Weekend lineup. This decision came after CAB and the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) chose to cancel headliner Soulja Boy earlier this semester following his arrest for a weapons violation. CAB representatives have not responded to multiple requests for comment.
The fourth single of the album, ‘Party All Night (Sleep All Day),’ was released on December 21, 2010. Sean also performed the song ‘She Moves’ for the film ‘Flashdance.’ The song, which sampled Irena Cara’s ‘What a Feeling,’ was not released as a single.
Emily Mueller, a sophomore at Fordham, and part of a newly created group, Students Against Sean, gave a speech on April 10 at the Student Life Council meeting, which features student life groups, University Student Government (USG) representatives and select university deans. The following day, Mueller gave a similar speech to the USG.
In a statement to The Fordham Ram on Wednesday, April 24, Rodgers said he has decided to remove Sean Kingston from the Campus Activities Board (CAB) Spring Weekend concert. This comes after student groups expressed concerns over a 2013 gang rape allegation against Kingston.
Kingston initially gained recognition when he was discovered by Tommy Rotem on MySpace. He released his first single hit in 2007 entitled ‘Beautiful Girls’ that topped the Billboard Hot 100. Micah Excell, FCRH ’19, said that Kingston’s cancellation affected his approach to the Spring Weekend concert: he decided to enjoy the food and environment itself.
On September 22, 2009, his album ‘Tomorrow’ was released. A number of producers were involved in the making of the album, including his mentor, JR Rotem. The songs ‘Fire Burning’ and ‘Face Drop’ were released as singles. Furthermore, five more digital singles were released for promotional purpose.
Although Kingston keeps up that heady intensity throughout Back 2 Life, many of the tracks are built on party-ready hooks, such as his summer smash Beat It.” The track featuring Kingston’s crew Chris Brown and Wiz Khalifa, merges breezy melodies and bass-powered beats in a deadly catchy club jam that quickly landed the track on the Billboard Hot 100 chart upon its release this past spring. Bouncy and hip-swinging, Bomba” combines flamenco-flavored acoustic guitars, soaring vocals, and pounding live percussion in the sonic equivalent of some epic beach party. Seasonal Love” supercharges old-school R&B with dreamy synth, sultry beats, and a fiery guest verse from Wale, while Shotta Luv” pairs ferocious guest-rapping from 2 Chainz with a velvety-smooth groove. And on the unstoppable post-breakup anthem Save One for Me,” Kingston tells off the girl who broke his heart and then finds his own sweet revenge on the dancefloor.
Around the same time Sean was the opening act for Gwen Stefani’s The Sweet Escape Tour as well as for Beyonce and so followed up his debut with Tomorrow in 2009. Plenty of singles ensued like ‘Fire Burning’ and ‘Face Drop’ and helped establish him even further.
Sean: I went through so much. My mom got taken away from me when I was 14. When she got locked up, I was out there by myself. I didn’t know what to do. I moved in with my aunt. My aunt didn’t like rap music. She thought it was the devil’s music. So she kicked me out when she found out I was making that kind of music. I was homeless for a couple days until my brother took me in. So I would say that I’ve had a pretty rough life. The advice that I can give to other teenagers is that you’ve got to push all of that stuff to the side. Just focus on what you’ve got to do and just use all of that bad stuff as motivation. Turn everything negative into positive energy.
StudentsAgainstSean’s movement was met with vehemently opposing reactions and sparked a wide-ranging debate over social media, particularly Instagram. While many students left comments on the group’s posts in agreement with their message, other Instagram pages with different perspectives popped up shortly thereafter. Those accounts include StudentsForSean and StudentsWhoAreNeutral. Meanwhile, Fordham-specific pages with large followings, including JesulitUniversity and BarstoolFordham, both endorsed Kingston and condemned the movement against him.
Kingston’s performance was canceled at the University of Connecticut on April 11 after students voiced their concerns to the UConn Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG). He is also being protested at Fordham University ahead of his performance there on April 27.
Students from Fordham University are asking the college to cancel Sean Kingston’s performance as a part of their Spring Concert in light of his prior sexual assault allegations. StudentsAgainstSean has also started an online petition to cancel Kingston’s concert.
Sean Kingston is an American pop singer, songwriter and rapper. He was born Kisean Anderson on February 3, 1990 in Miami, Florida. His Jamaican parents are Janice Turner and Jack Ruby, Jr. He has two brothers and a sister. Kingston moved to Jamaica at age 6 and attended high school in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. He moved back to Florida in is late teen to pursue music.
Kisean Anderson (Sean Kingston) born February 3, 1990 in Florida and moved to Kingston, Jamaica when he was 6. is Jamaican American. He pursued a music career and debuted in 2007 with the album Sean Kingston.
Kingston rose to fame with his 2007 hit “Beautiful Girls” and was also featured on songs by artists including Justin Bieber. His self-titled debut album sold over 1 million copies worldwide. On Twitter, Bieber posted a message of support for Kingston.
News of the allegation against Kingston resurfaced in a 2017 article in The Spectator, Seattle University’s student newspaper, which ran a story about a student who brought the allegations to the attention of organizers of the university’s Quadstock Music Festival.
Emily Mueller, one of the students who runs the Instagram account, gave a speech denouncing Kingston on April 10 to Fordham’s Student Life Council, where school administrators and deans were also present, the Observer said.
Was there any real proof that it was a black man who attempted the assault? No, it was just the word of the elderly woman, and without question SUNY Oneonta Campus Officials took immediate (racist) action. The school supplied the list to the state police, who – along with the city police and campus security – used it to track down black and Hispanic students in their dormitories, at their jobs and in the shower. From each, the police demanded to know his whereabouts when the attack occurred; each had to show his arms and hands.
No further announcement of the Spring Concert has been made at this time. Rodgers also said that he was impressed with the questions and concerns raised by the students protesting Kingston’s slated appearance and with CAB’s leadership.
The Spring Concert Committee alearned of a 2012 allegation of sexual assault against Sean Kingston a few days before the April 10 concert. They decided not to cancel unless students showed concern. Gares said she apologizes on behalf of the Spring Concert committee for bringing Kingston to campus.
Sean Kingston appeared in a public service announcement to motivate teenagers to help their communities by forming the ‘Do Something’ club. In 2010, he appeared with one of his dogs in an ad for ‘PETA’ to encourage people not to chain their dogs outside their houses.