Moneybagg Yo is the latest artist to cancel a string of upcoming shows that some are alleging are due to low ticket sales. On Thursday morning (August 3), ticketholders in Orlando and Philadelphia were notified that the Memphis rapper had called off his shows in their respective cities.
Floridian fans are particularly upset considering the Larger Than Life Tour performance was scheduled to take place the same day they received the news of its cancellation. The Hip Hop community is currently speculating what prompted these abrupt changes, with many suggesting that it was the result of the rapper not selling enough tickets.
“Look as though Moneybag yo is canceling his tour due to low sales!” one Twitter user wrote. “Why do rappers with no core FANBASE continue to think they can do arena tours [suspicious emoji]!”
Other social media users were outright disappointed, with one writing: “Why the Philly tour date canceled I’m so upset I’m really about to start crying yo,” while another added: “I can’t believe they did cancel @MoneyBaggYo concert in Orlando the WEEK OF! I’m sickkk.”
The 23-date North American trek was announced in early June and was scheduled to begin on Thursday, with Sexyy Red, Luh Tyler, Big Boogie, and YTB Fatt making up the supporting cast. As of today, only two shows have been canceled and it is currently unclear if more will follow.
Moneybagg Yo isn’t the only artist in recent weeks to cancel shows without giving fans a reason. In mid-July, Lil Baby canceled a slew of tour dates for his It’s Only Us Tour and fans didn’t take the unexpected news too well.
The Atlanta artist canceled shows in Phoenix, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Denver, Indianapolis, Louisville, and Pittsburgh, even though fans reportedly spent $200 on tickets to see him perform.
Identical to Moneybagg’s email, Ticketmaster said in a statement: “Unfortunately, the Event Organizer has had to cancel your event.”
Contrarily, Snoop Dogg recently gave a tough-to-argue-with reason for pulling out of pair of Hollywood Bowl shows slated for October as he stands in solidarity with those on the front lines of the writer and actors’ strikes.
The Long Beach MC took to social media to make the cancellations official with an announcement. The two Hollywood Bowl dates were set to feature Dr. Dre on the bill and were originally slated for June before being pushed to October with hopes of the strikes being over, which now seems unlikely.
“We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing strike and the uncertainty when this will be over, we need to cancel the Hollywood Bowl show,” Snoop wrote.
He continued: “We stand in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters in the WGA and SAG-AFTRA during this difficult time and remain hopeful that the AMPTP will come back to the negotiating table with a REAL proposal and we can all get back to work.”
Source – HipHopDx
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