Outspoken British rocker Noel Gallagher has slammed rap stars Eminem and 50 CENT for encouraging dangerously high levels of violence in British youths.

The Oasis guitarist hates hip-hop music because of the negative message it gives to fans, and he is convinced the IN DA CLUB rapper and his mentor contribute to society's growing problems.

The SUPERSONIC star says, "I despise hip-hop. Loathe it. Eminem is an idiot and I find 50 Cent the most distasteful character I have ever crossed in my life. It's so negative.

"I'm not saying they are directly responsible, but that's how you end up with these gangs of youths stabbing people. Kids are so thick these days. They're easily influenced."

20/06/2005 02:48