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Passaic County Freeholder Best Criticizes Paterson School District for Fetty Wap Concert


PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Freeholder T.J. Best took to social media to criticize Paterson's Board of Education yesterday after it was announced this week that the district will co-host the 2015 Back to School Concert, on August 27 featuring, Paterson native and acclaimed, double platinum recording artist Fetty Wap.

"...School Districts, should not be in the business of endorsing anything that glorifies dropping out of school, selling or doing drugs, the misogyny of women, fast money, poor grammar or trap life in any manner," wrote Freeholder Best on his social media page.

"If Fetty wants to hold a concert for his city, I think that's great but it can not be sponsored by the public school district," added Best.

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The Back to School Concert, set to take place Thursday, August 27 from 3:00 p.m.
- 7:00 p.m. at Bauerle's Field, is located at 98 Oak Street in Paterson. 

Admission is free, and only open to Paterson Public High School students. Tickets are set to be distributed on Monday. 

On Friday, the organizers updated the event to reflect that it will be hosted by Mayor Jose 'joey' Torres and the Paterson Recreation Department along with the concert promoters. 

At the time of publication, school district officials could not be reached for comment.

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