What?! Florida Promoters Throw “Coon-O-Ween” Party

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TAMPA — A Tampa, Florida entertainment company named Hood-Lynked Entertainment is promoting “Da First Eva Coon-O-Ween Party.”

While the party seems to have been created by an African American company for African American club-goers, the term “coon” is considered a racial slur. It is not clear why the party is called “Coon-O-Ween” other that the raccoon on the flyer.

DeadSpin reports:

Not so much. A couple of tipsters have alerted us to Talib’s participation in “Da First Eva Coon-O-Ween Party,” a Tampa-based Halloween party/wack rap show that’s scheduled for Sunday, when the Bucs are on a bye. (Click here to view the full flyer.) For $40, per the ad, you can see Tom G, Famous Kid Brick, Tae Bae Bae, Teddy P, Ms. Heather Marie, Rated R, and Young AJ, with a complementary buffet. “Aquib [sic] Talib” is listed as a special guest, with “other Bucs guests” promised on the flyer.

UPDATE: The Bucs emailed us a statement. “Hi there. I wanted to inform you that Aqib is not involved in the event.” Noted.

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