One of France’s most popular rappers will appear in court today charged
with offending public decency with a song in which he referred to
France as a "slut" and vowed to "piss" on Napoleon and Charles de
Gaulle. Monsieur R, whose real name is Richard Makela, could face three
years in prison or a €75,000 (Â£51,000) fine after an MP from the ruling
UMP party launched legal action against him over his album Politikment
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