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Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Ted Nugent show

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This Aug. 16, 2013, file photo shows Ted Nugent performing at Rams Head Live in Baltimore. A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4, 2014, concert by Nugent at its casino.

WORLEY, Idaho — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."

The tribe says it booked Nugent without realizing he espoused "racist attitudes and views." The tribe did not detail which of Nugent's specific views it opposes.

Officials for Nugent's music management company were out of the office on Monday and not available for comment.

Nugent in the past has referred to President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Nugent later apologized "for using the street fight terminology of subhuman mongrel." But he maintained that Obama was a "liar" violating the Constitution.

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