A number of artists scheduled to carry out this weekend on the Rolling Loud Music Competition at Citi Subject in New York have been faraway from this system after New York police despatched a letter to competition organizers demanding their removing, experiences Joe Coscarelli of the New York Instances. Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G, Don Q and 22GZ have been named within the letter dated October 9, wherein the NYPD cited "public security issues" stemming from artists' allegations associated to "latest acts of violence all through the town ".
Whereas Rolling Loud has not but launched an announcement, Casanova and Don Q went to their Instagram web page to announce that they’d not carry out on the competition. Casanova described as "unjust and unlucky" the truth that his felony file "continues to stigmatize me in addition to my profession as an artist". Don Q mentioned that he "had by no means participated in any gang exercise" and referred to as his cancellation "disinformation". "
In the meantime, competition founder Tariq Cherif defined the scenario on Twitter. "I cannot speak about that loads, however I would like everybody to know that we nonetheless pay all these artists, AND we ship them provides for the following Rolling Louds in different cities", reads within the tweet .
Pitchfork has solicited different representatives of Rolling Loud and NYPD.