NOI Security A No-Go

A Tennessee State University press release about its Nov. 5 homecoming concert caused a stir when it said the Nashville chapter of the Nation of Islam would provide security for the event.

And no one was more surprised than the local NOI, which told the Tennessean a call for comment was the first they’d heard of it.

Seems concert promoter Bernard Lee suggested the NOI, which does outreach to gang members and promotes positive messages in hip-hop.

It’s also listed by the Southern Poverty Law Group as a hate group, according to the paper.

Lee apparently didn’t follow up on that idea, but didn’t tell the university’s press office – which included the information in a press release announcing security measures for the concert that featured Plies, Yo Gotti, Young Dro and Yung LA.

The concert went off without problems – and without the Nation of Islam.