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Performer dropped from Reggaeton festival

  • The decision came after the artist Original Elias posted a video on social media which included the comment "Gibraltar is Spanish"

After a public outcry, Spanish singer Original Elias was told just hours beforehand that he was no longer welcome to perform at the Reggaeton Festival last Friday.

The decision came after the artist posted a video on social media which included the comment "Gibraltar is Spanish". The comment was made by his cousin.

Original Elias and his cousin later apologised and said it had just been a joke, but it caused so much bad feeling in Gibraltar that the organisers decided it would be best to remove him from the line-up.