UPDATE: Another blow to hip hop in New York City. On the heels of Joey Bada$$‘ cancelled show at Irving Plaza, the same venue where a shooting left one dead and three others wounded last week at T.I.’s concert, three more hip hop shows have been calling off in the coming week: Mac Miller, Vince Staples and YG won’t be taking the stage as scheduled.
While the NYPD shut down Joey’s show, it appears that it was concert promoter Live Nation who pulled the plug on the other three shows, though that could very well be due to permits getting revoked. “In light of last week’s tragic event, we are acting with an overabundance of caution and coordinating a going forward strategy with the New York Police Department that may also include a curfew,” a spokesperson for Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre told Rolling Stone.
After T.I.’s Irving Plaza concert got shot up last week, leaving one dead, three others injured, and rapper Troy Ave arrested, the NYPD has reportedly shut down Joey Bada$$‘ show, which was set to take place tomorrow in the same venue.
In a since-deleted tweet, the rapper wrote, “So NYPD cancelled my show at Irving Plaza tmrw… FYI.” It’s worth noting Wednesday night’s performance by Train, an American rock band, has not been canceled. Not surprised.
Like the true entertainer he is, Joey Bada$$ provided an alternative opportunity for fans to see him, tweeting the location to a NYC party he’ll attend instead. He announced via his own account:
Joey’s show at Irving Plaza would have been a part of the Governors Ball’s After Dark concert series, which was set to take place at different venues throughout the city this weekend. According to Billboard, it’s unclear whether or not the other shows in the series will still happen following Joey Bada$$’ canceled performance.
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SOURCE: Billboard | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
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