Action Bronson will no longer be playing George Washington University's Spring Fling this Saturday -- or at least that's how things are right now. The rapper was removed from the bill after a number of students claimed his lyrics were "misogynist, transphobic, and insensitive to sexual assault survivors," which led to the Program Board cancelling Bronson's set.

In a statement, the university representatives "apologize to the GW community for causing distress over the past few days and for attempting to bring an artist who is not consistent with our values of diversity and inclusion," and say they are "looking to fill the remaining time with a local act alongside Lean Quatifah."

Action Bronson has since then reacted to the situation by writing an open letter to GWU students, in which he says he "can't continue to walk around with the thought that people are thinking these things about me that are far from who I really am." He adds that he has never played 'Consensual Rape' in a concert and that he doesn't intend to, but adds that he "approach[es] my music as other types of artists approach their work, and I don't always intend the stories that I tell, the characters that I play in them or the lyrics I lay down to be taken literally."

A petition to reinstate Action Bronson's state at Spring Fling is now circulating, claiming "freedom of speech."