Jhene Aiko Cancels Def Jam Concert Performance Due to Assault
If you were at Def Jam's 30th Anniversary concert in the Barclays Center last Thursday night (Oct. 16), you may have noticed that Jhene Aiko was completely M.I.A.
The singer, who is viewed as one of the new artists leading the record label into the future, was nowhere to be found once the show began. However, she was at the venue that night but left due to an altercation that occurred backstage. A female member of her management staff was assaulted by a worker at the location.
Jhene explained the situation on Instagram -- the post has since been deleted but. Luckily for us, the Fader took a screen shot of the image and posted it here.
"@ladiidestiny unfortunately me and my camp were told to "get the f--- out" by 'workers' while I was waiting to go on stage," she wrote to a fan who asked her why she was a no-show. "....after this 'worker' (male) physically assaulted a member of my management (female) ....we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment. If there's one thing I can't rock with, it's disrespect.... if me and my band members were any of the rappers that were performing there, we would have never been talked to or treated in such a way. I'm sorry that I was unable to perform for you tonight.... hope to see you soon!"
Def Jam and the Barclays Center have yet to issue a response regarding the incident.
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