DJ Jazzy Jeff: Kansas City Incident Not About Race

Hip-hop performer DJ Jazzy Jeff says his weekend performance in Kansas City was stopped because of censorship, not race.

Jazzy Jeff left the stage during a Saturday show in the city's downtown Power & Light District after saying venue managers didn't like the type of music he was playing.

Power & Light District officials have said the music was too loud for the venue's sound system.

But critics of the district's handling of the show have suggested race played a role.

Jazzy Jeff told The Associated Press on Thursday that the incident involved censorship. He says show organizers didn't like the "style of music" he was playing, but race wasn't an issue.

The Cordish Co., which runs the district, has been criticized for its dress code, which some say targets young black men.