The promoters have issued a statement reminding fans they don't have to watch Bronson perform on 21 June (15) if they don't want to after Erica Shiner's online action swelled to 1,500 signatures earlier this week (beg25May15).

Launching her petition on, Shiner wrote, "Action Bronson glorifies gang-raping women... A musician who glorifies rape and violence against women should never be allowed to perform at a public space in our city."

But NXNE bosses won't be pulling Action Bronson from the festival. Their press release reads: "Action Bronson performed at Yonge-Dundas Square as part of NXNE in 2012 with Killer Mike, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah. It was a positive concert that was described by reviewers as 'laid back', 'a lot of fun' and a 'world class hip-hop showcase'. NXNE is confident the lineup on June 21 at Yonge-Dundas Square will make for another enjoyable day of music in a public space."