Vic Mensa Cancels Performance After Venue Tweets "#fuckblacklivesmatter"
Vic Mensa, the 23 year-old Chicago Rapper and Roc Nation signee, was set to perform at the Detroit venue Populux with Joey Purp on July 29th. The venue is housed in the historic Majestic Theatre Center and Complex on Woodward Avenue. It doesn't look like that performance is going to happen. Earlier today, the venue tweeted:
all you libtards caused these deaths
Put some Respek on it.
Not a good look to whoever is running Populux's twitter account. Not a good look at all. Vic Mensa, very reasonably, decided against performing at the venue. Vic hasn't been one to mince his views in music or real life. About a week ago, he discussed Justin Timberlake and cultural appropriation with Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show. Watch the video of the exchange here.
Other artists have followed suit. The manager of Bay Area rapper G-Eazy, Jamil Davis, tweeted that he was going to, "Reach out to all my colleagues to pull their shows from there also." Populux is claiming that the tweets were unauthorized and filed a complaint with the FBI. Populux's Twitter account has since been deleted and the venue itself has shuttered its doors.
Peep Vic's thoughts on the the events of this past week via his tweets and to catch Vic on tour (definitely not at Populux though) scroll down below.
Vic Mensa Tour Dates:
July 21st @ The Loft - Atlanta, GA
July 24th @ U Street Music Hall - Washington D.C.
July 25th @ Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
July 26th @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall - New York, NY
July 27th @ Brighton Music Hall - Allston, MA
July 30th @ Grant Park - Chicago, Illinois
August 1st @ Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
August 4th @ The Roxy Theatre - West Hollywood, CA
August 5th @Social Hall - San Francisco, Ca
H/T: The Detroit News