Can it really be true that Nas - the man who claims in "NY State of Mind" to win "gun battles with mega cops" - has tried to insist that he gets a police escort to his gig in Birmingham tonight?
Nas has insisted in his rider:
And how, exactly, is the venue meant to make the traffic in a city bend to his will?
If ever there was a time and place just begging for a Reclaim The Streets demo, this, surely, is it. How priceless would the look on Nas' silly I-love-murder chops be if his cars sailed round a corner into a street blocked by people enjoying a bicycle party?