Lee County sheriff upset about Ludacris concert at FGCU

Sheriff Mike Scott says Ludacris has 'questionable character'

Published On: Aug 29 2013 11:33:57 AM EDT
FORT MYERS, Fla. -

Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott is upset that Florida Gulf Coast University has hired Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris to headline a concert at a county owned park.

The News-Press of Fort Myers reports Scott emailed university president Wilson Bradshaw this week regarding the November event.

Scott says he's outraged that FGCU would invite an artist of questionable character at a time when the country is celebrating the golden anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Scott says Ludacris uses racial slurs in his songs, glorifies violence and sings about illegal drugs.

Bradshaw emailed Scott on Monday saying students had the final say about the talent.

Bradshaw also assured the sheriff the school would hire off-duty officers for the event and everyone will be screened by metal detectors.