Casanova, Pop Smoke, Don Q
Ousted from Rolling Loud Fest
… After NYPD Demand
10/12/2019 12: 19 PM PT
Casanova and other NYC rappers appear to had been effectively blackballed from performing of their very enjoy city by the NYPD, getting nixed from Rolling Loud after a mere question.
A letter that is purported to had been written by the Metropolis of Unique York and signed off by Asst. Police Chief Martin Morales surfaced over the weekend, and it appears to be like to show camouflage the NYPD asking Rolling Loud organizers to block Casanova and co. from getting on stage.
The letter — addressed to the firm within the serve of Rolling Loud, Insomniac, LLC — reads … “The Unique York Metropolis Police Division requests that the below members be removed from performing on the ‘Rolling Loud Competition’ taking field at Citi Field on Saturday October 12, 2019 and Sunday October 13, 2019, due to this of public safety concerns.”
It goes on to listing 22GZ, Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G and Don Q as artists who must no longer be allowed to raze — with cops citing affiliation to fresh acts of violence within the town.
They divulge it somewhat clearly … “The Unique York Metropolis Police Division believes if these members are allowed to raze, there is known as a elevated chance of violence. I deem forward to working with you so that you would possibly per chance defend this tournament safe.”
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It would appear the letter — and the no longer-so-delicate plea — became taken to coronary heart, on record of Casanova presented he became, in actuality, no longer performing … and wasn’t delighted about it.
On IG, the rapper — who’s had past beefs with Tekashi 6ix9ine — wrote in section … “My closing felony conviction became 2007. I misplaced every little thing I ever preferred and I’m STILL shedding. So significant so as that ‘they’ received’t enable me to raze at Rolling Loud NYC on Sunday.”
Casanova added, “It’s unfair and unlucky that my past, which I’ve dealt with legally and for my share, continues to stigmatize me and my profession as a recording artist.”
Thank you my brother. I’m in a position to’t talk on this significant nevertheless I desire every person to understand that we’re serene paying all of those artists elephantine reserving costs AND sending them provides for future Rolling Loud’s in other cities. https://t.co/HZduF4iXJk
It be a bummer for sure, nevertheless if there would possibly be a silver lining … it be that Casanova and the others are going to get paid for this despite being canned. Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif acknowledged as significant on Twitter, nevertheless would no longer define additional.
The sizable demand, of route … why cave to the NYPD the least bit? It be a cultured demand — there would possibly be any exchange of causes to cooperate with cops, apt and otherwise. It is probably going you’ll presumably chalk it as much as a shrewd enterprise decision … or politics. Potentially a minute of every and every, to be right form.
Now we possess reached out to the NYPD to leer if this letter is legit … to this level, no observe serve. As for Rolling Loud, they’ve declined to commentary beyond what Tariq acknowledged.