By Emily Rome
Updated August 15, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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It looks like the provocative comments about the Aurora, Colo. shootings aren’t just coming from comedians anymore. Dave Mustaine, lead singer of heavy metal band Megadeth, said that Barack Obama “staged” the recent shootings in Aurora and at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisc.

Mustaine went on the anti-Obama rant during an Aug. 7 concert in Singapore, reported TMZ on Wednesday.

“Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders,” said Mustaine, whose comments were captured on video. “Like the ‘Fast And Furious’ thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”

He continued before a quiet crowd, “I don’t know where I’m gonna live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”

This isn’t the first time Mustaine has called out Obama. On more than one occasion, the singer has emphatically stated his belief that the President was not born in the U.S.

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