Two German rappers will not be prosecuted after an outcry over lyrics about Auschwitz and the Holocaust.
Critics attacked Kollegah and Farid Bang for comparing their muscular bodies with those of Auschwitz inmates, and suggesting a new Holocaust.
But prosecutors said the artistic freedom was guaranteed by the constitution.
The gangsta rap lyrics, while offensive, did not amount to Holocaust denial or inciting violence, they said.
Düsseldorf prosecutor’s office spokesman Ralf Herrenbrück told German media that while the genre might be vulgar, misogynistic and homophobic, it would not be possible to bring charges.