Ziggy Ramo performed at the free event, Music In The Park, organised by the Joondalup city council.
In a statement shared to the City Of Joondalup Facebook page, they wrote: "The City of Joondalup unreservedly apologises to anyone who had a negative experience at last night’s Music in the Park concert at Mawson Park, Hillarys.
"We know that many in the audience were offended by the language used and comments made during one of the performances on the night."
They added, "We will review the event and the feedback we have received, and consider it carefully when planning future events.
"Music in the Park has earned a great reputation over the years as one of the City’s best-loved family-friendly events.
"The City strives to offer diverse cultural performances, and we want to make sure that we continue to present respectful acts that our community will appreciate and enjoy."
Some attendees commented, "We love a diverse range of cultural and musical styles. Maybe having an 'activist' wasn't the best choice for a family music event," and "we’re sick of activists and how’s that family friendly ramming a view down a child’s throat NO don’t need activism or politics at family friendly things."
Ramo responded in an interview with the ABC's Radio Perth Mornings program, sharing his disappointment that when the City was promoting his performance, they commended his "powerful and poignant lyricism and infectious energy" and then threw that in his face.
He commented, "To be asked by the City of Joondalup to come and do that, and then me genuinely, authentically expressing myself kind of just gets thrown in my face."
Ramo added, "If you want me to go up there and look black, but not be black, how does that work?"
As the ABC reports, Ramo said he wasn't contacted before the council issued its apology.
Ziggy Ramo is known for his powerful lyrics, slick bars, eclectic beats and an unbelievable amount of natural magnetism. We commented on his BIGSOUND appearance, "From canvassing his own struggles with mental illness and identity to delivering hard, emotional truths about the historically abysmal treatment of Indigenous people, Ramo is a one-of-a-kind performer.
"As much a serious conversation starter as an entertainer, his show can be intense, but it's a vital intensity that ensnares the crowd on an emotional roller-coaster and hopefully has the majority in attendance leaving with a renewed perspective and something to think about."