Banton meets with gay activists after concert cancelations

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Reggae artists Buju Banton, whose Charleston show was canceled over local LGBT concerns, sat down with gay activists in San Francisco on Monday.

Venues across the country have been dropping Banton's act over anti-gay lyrics in one of his earlier songs, "Boom Bye Bye." In the song, Banton sings about shooting gay men and setting them on fire.

His management has said he doesn't sing the song anymore, but gay activists say he does and they've questioned his sincerity in making amends for the homophobic lyrics.

San Francisco activist Michael Petrelis posted a note on his blog about the meeting with Banton.

According to Buju and his advisers, this was his first meeting ever with gay advocates, and they really want to put an end to the controversy that continues to dog him over violent homo-hating song he sang in his late teens, "Boom Bye Bye."

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