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Talib Kweli is perhaps one of the most celebrated underground rap acts of all time but while touring overseas, the Brooklyn MC was attacked by a pair of bigots in Copenhagen.

Talib Kweli was in the city of Christiania, which he called one of his favorite places in the world during an Instagram post he put up last weekend. Kweli was walking with his Javotti Media artist Niko Is in the town when he says two men came up and began hitting and yelling at him presumably over the color of his skin.

From Talib Kweli’s Instagram:

Me and @nikohigh walking into Christiania Copenhagen last night. One of my favorite places in the world until last night. I’ve been hearing about Danish racism on the rise. I witnessed it firsthand. I was attacked by two bigots last night saying they “hate me” and they didn’t even know who I was, they just didn’t like the color of my skin. It wasn’t an Internet attack, it was physical. I was hit and kicked. Thank you to @nikohigh for helping me get out of there.

The show still went on and Kweli rocked an adoring Christiania crowd, but he said the experience soured him on what was once a beloved destination for him.

Photo: Instagram

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