The mayor of Philadelphia is apologizing for the profanity used by rapper Nicki Minaj and comedian Marlon Wayans during a family-friendly July Fourth concert.
Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday that cursing hasn’t been a problem at the show in recent years. He says performers are supposed to adhere to network TV standards.
The free outdoor concert, which featured multiple acts, was aired live on WPVI-TV. The station censored the broadcast when foul language was used.
Nutter says The Roots and singer Ed Sheeran edited their songs to avoid profanity but were still bleeped, creating the appearance they cursed.
He says performers Jennifer Hudson and Aloe Blacc kept it clean, although Vicci Martinez used one inappropriate word.
Funny Brothers: The Wayans
1. Marlon and Shawn Wayans at the 4th Annual DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl in 2010. (Photo: PR Photos)1 of 9
2. Marlon and Shawn Wayans arrive at an event in 2010 in New York City. (Photo: AP)2 of 9
3. Marlon and Shawn Wayans arrive at an event. (Photo: AP)3 of 9
4. Shawn Wayans at the "Dance Flick" Los Angeles Premiere in 2009. (Photo: PR Photos)4 of 9
5. Marlon Wayans at the "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" Los Angeles Premiere in 2009. (Photo: PR Photos)5 of 9
6. Shawn and Marlon Wayans at the MTV Studios in New York City. (Photo: PR Photos)6 of 9
7. Keenan Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans at the 6th Annual BET Awards in 2006.7 of 9
8. Keenan, Damon, Marlon and Shawn Wayans at the premeire of 'White Chicks' in 2006.8 of 9
9. Shawn and Marlon Wayans at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, California. (Photo: PR Photos)9 of 9
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