ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A North St. Louis County club owner says he’s disgusted after what was supposed to be a clothing contest turned into live sex acts in the crowded venue.
Last Friday, rapper Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell from the controversial Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew was hired by the club Sound Bar, in the 11000 block of W. Florissant, to judge a short shorts contest.
Instead, he offered $1,000 to women to perform oral sex on each other.
Club manager Robert Hughes tells KMOX News several women rushed forward to compete.
He says it took several minutes before a club rep stopped what was happening, but not before some women performed oral sex on each other while others in the crowd used their cell phones to record it.
Christ the King United Church of Christ pastor Rev. Traci Blackmon saw the video after someone posted it on her Facebook page.
“Have we become such a voyeuristic population that we would take people’s shame and then post it publicly for other people to then talk about how wretched they are?” she asks.
Blackmon is concerned that people recorded the acts and that no audience members tried to stop it, and she’s worried for the women who would “degrade themselves.”
“You have to be broken in some way to come to that,” she says.
Blackmon had questioned how to shut the club down, but says she is pleased Hughes has issued a statement taking ownership. She and Hughes will meet next week to reach out to the women involved.
Hughes says he’s disgusted and wants women to know this is not how they should conduct themselves.
Sound Bar posted a statement about the incident to their Facebook page Tuesday afternoon:
“On Friday, May 23, 2014, entities involved with the SoundBar solicited the services of Luther Campbell. The services involved Mr. Campbell judging a contest involving clothing reminiscent of late 90’s attire. The individual with the best attire was to be awarded a sum of $1,000. This was a promotional event to attract more customers to the venue. It was documented, as well as implied through various channels that this was entirely a promotion involving attire. There was no premeditated motions or directions for the event that took place that evening to be enacted in a distasteful manner. Luther Campbell took the microphone and began to give his own direction. Luther Campbell offered contestants award money equaling $1,000 if they would began to perform lewd acts. After minutes of this activity a representative of the SoundBar intervened and stopped Mr. Campbell before he could go any further. At this time, Mr. Campbell and associates have been banned from the SoundBar. SoundBar, it’s management, and representatives do not condone, and rather detest the character, actions, and directions of Mr. Campbell. SoundBar, and any entity doing business with SoundBar, is under the complete understanding that this is not the direction that this place of entertainment wants to take. SoundBar is instituting strict guidelines to be enacted, starting immediately. SoundBar and it’s management will be donating a monetary gesture to local churches whom are dealing with the development of young women. Also, we will be offering our services to any organization needing a venue for fundraisers dealing with health, development, or betterment of women. Once again we stress this is not the vision SoundBar had at it’s conception, and we are dedicated to resuming the concept that has guided our focus before the serious issues that became prevalent on that night.
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