The Rolling Loud lineup is 5 rappers short after they cut talent due to safety concerns from the police!
It looks like five rappers who were scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud festival in New York will be absent!
It’s being reported that a New York Police Department official sent the organizers a letter citing safety concerns if the rappers took the stage.
This festival was supposed to include major names like Wu-Tang Clan, Meek Mill, Travis Scott, YG, A$AP Rocky, Young MA, and so many more.
The performers that the festival dropped were 22Gz, Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G, and Don Q. These are the rappers who per the letter from the police are believed to;
“have been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide.”
Don Q did release a statement on Instagram saying that it was “misinformation” that was provided.
“I love my city and I never been in any gang activities or never had issues at any of my previous shows,” he wrote. “I hope the city will wake up and see that canceling me and my fellow NY artists isn’t the solution, we just love what we do and want to perform for our fans.”
Cassanova also took to Instagram posting the same picture with the lineup underneath a large banner that said canceled with a caption that read;
I JUST WANNA LIVE. My last felony conviction was 2007. I lost everything I ever loved and I’m STILL losing. So much so that “they” won’t allow me to perform at Rolling Loud NYC on Sunday. It’s unfair and unfortunate that my past, which I’ve dealt with legally and personally, continues to stigmatize me and my career as a recording artist. I’m at war with my past and the scars that they still leave on me everyday. I will continue to fight against biases and advocate for those facing this same issue. I’ll do what do what I plan to make it up to y’all. In the meantime, you can catch me on my Behind These Scars tour or another Rolling Loud in the future. Drop a 👊🏾 if you’re free from the system and drop a ✊🏾 on behalf of friends and family who aren’t. #BehindTheseScars ALBUM OUT NOW.
There has been no word from Rolling Loud on the matter as of now!