New Jersey school cancels Common as commencement speaker

April 1, 2015 11:23 AM

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New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a convicted cop killer who fled to Cuba.

The school announced the Academy Award winner's selection on Monday, but said he would not be the speaker on Tuesday night.

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