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The work journey to the United States made this week by King William and King Maxima of the Netherlands has ended with controversy. This Monday, June 10, 2024, in the course of the first of the 4 days of the go to, the couple was at Patchwerk Recording Studios, a hip hop music recording studio in Atlanta, and greeted the Dutch rapper Frenna (33 years previous). What the sovereign didn’t know is that the singer had been convicted in 2017 for having sexual relations with a minor. At the tip of the go to, the monarch described this conduct as unacceptable. He has additionally mentioned that Frenna “has served her time and deserves a second chance.”

The journey took King William and Maxima to the states of Georgia and New York between June 10 and 14. In Atlanta, throughout their tour of the recording studio, the royal couple examined the sound mixing desk and posed for images with Frenna and different musicians. The thought was to advertise Dutch rap, and the queen gave Frenna greetings from her daughter, Princess Alexia, and her pals. They are all followers of her compositions. Hip hop can also be culturally and economically necessary to Atlanta. Once the journey was over, and within the assembly with the press that closed these visits, the Dutch sovereign admitted that he “didn't know beforehand about this chapter in the musician's past.” He added that he thought-about his conduct “unacceptable and [como tal] We should not accept it.” On the opposite hand, “everyone who has been tried and served their sentence in the Netherlands has the right to a second chance. “This is how our rule of law works,” he recalled. Queen Máxima added that Frenna “has served and learned from her sentence.” Asked if the musician must be “cancelled” for what he did, the king mentioned this: “Cancel culture, we don't do that.”

Of Ghanaian descent and born in The Hague, Frenna is the stage title of Francis Edusei, who has change into one of the vital listened to rappers within the Netherlands. Between 2016 and 2017, he was detained in Suriname (South America) for a number of months together with two different members of his group, SFB, for having had sexual relations with a minor. They additionally distributed pictures of what occurred via social networks. Found responsible, the sentence was equal to the time spent in preventive detention and he was launched. In 2019, he added extra music streams on Spotify than another colleague in his nation: 325 million.

Guillermo and Máxima de Orange, along with rappers Frenna and Rotjoch, during their visit to Atlanta (USA) on June 11, 2024.
Guillermo and Máxima de Orange, together with rappers Frenna and Rotjoch, throughout their go to to Atlanta (USA) on June 11, 2024. Patrick van Katwijk (Getty Images)

The controversy over what occurred to Frenna coincides with the request for 3 years in jail by the Prosecutor's Office for an additional Dutch rapper, 42-year-old Ali B., who’s accused of two circumstances of rape and one other two of sexual assault towards three girls. who had been singers or former contestants of the nationwide version of this system The voice (The Voice). The rapper denies the details, saying that “that's not how I experienced” the state of affairs.

The music sector within the Netherlands launched a program in 2023 known as Taskforce Go! (Workgroup Let's go!) to create a secure setting, after verifying that greater than half of pros have suffered from inappropriate conduct within the final 5 years. In 2022, the RTL tv community quickly suspended broadcasts of the competition The Voice because of alleged sexual harassment and abuse of energy. Ali B was one of many judges on that program in the course of the occasions now being judged.