On Wednesday morning, the Social Planning and Events Committee to Represent Undergraduate Minorities announced that YG would no longer be performing at the SPEC-TRUM spring concert scheduled for that night. Then, three hours before the show, SPEC-TRUM cancelled the concert altogether after Metro Boomin missed his flight to Philadelphia, according to the Facebook event.
Originally, SPEC-TRUM planned its annual spring concert featuring YG, Metro Boomin and Kamaiyah to be held on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the 23rd Street Armory. The event was scheduled for the last day of classes to celebrate the end of the year, and SPEC-TRUM had been selling tickets on Locust Walk and online leading up to the event.
At 9 a.m. on Wednesday, SPEC-TRUM posted on its Facebook event page that “because YG is ill, he is no longer able to make it to our SPEC-TRUM Spring Show at 8 p.m.”
The 26-year-old Compton, California-born rapper was supposed to be the headliner for the show, and after the announcement, the concert — then featuring only Metro Boomin and Kamiayah — became free for all PennCard holders and $10 for the public.
Anyone who had already bought a physical ticket or bought one online for $20 would be reimbursed, SPEC-TRUM posted.
Then at 5 p.m., SPEC-TRUM posted another update, this time completely cancelling the event after Metro Boomin missed his flight. SPEC-TRUM stated that “We are sorry about any inconvenience this has caused, we are just as disappointed as you are.” The SPEC-TRUM directors were not immediately available for comment at the time of publication.
The event comes after another near-cancellation of the Spring Fling headliner, Chance the Rapper, who considered backing out the day of the show due to illness but eventually decided to go on later than planned.Comments powered by Disqus
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