Two German rappers at the center of an anti-Semitism row over their provocative lyrics have accepted an invitation to visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, according to Germany's Bild tabloid newspaper.
Kollegah and Farid Bang won an Echo, a German music award, last month for their album "Jung, brutal, gutaussehend 3" ("Young, brutal and good-looking 3").
It included the song "0815," which featured a lyric that translates to "my muscles are more defined than an Auschwitz inmate's," prompting an outcry that led to the indefinite cancellation of the Echo awards in their current form.
Christoph Heubner, vice-president of the International Auschwitz Committee, invited the rappers on Tuesday to visit the former Nazi concentration camp.
"We accept the invitation," said Farid Bang, according to a Bild report published late Wednesday. The visit will reportedly take place on June 3.
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