The Chinese government has banned depictions of "hip-hop culture" and tattoos from TV, according to the Chinese website Sina.
The order came from the country's media regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT). In addition, the group's publicity director Gao Changli announced a set of rules for those in media.
Absolutely do not use actors whose heart and morality are not aligned with the party and whose morality is not noble Absolutely do not use actors who are tasteless, vulgar and obscene Absolutely do not use actors whose ideological level is low and have no class Absolutely do not use actors with stains, scandals and problematic moral integrity
This isn't the first time that the Chinese government has targeted the country's burgeoning hip-hop scene.
Popular rapper PG One had his music taken off streaming platforms after the government criticised his song "Christmas Eve," accusing the song's lyrics — which include the word "bitch" and references to "white powder" — of being misogynistic and promoting drug use.
In other music news, Tyga has shared some extremely curious album art for his upcoming full-length 'Kyoto.' See it here.