Future Cancels Virginia Concerts ‘Out of Respect for the Tragic Events’ in Charlottesville
Future has canceled his two scheduled concerts in Virginia. The rapper-producer went on his Twitter page to announced that his Aug. 19 show in Charlottesville, which has been at the center of protest and tragedy, will not go on. In addition, his Aug. 20 (Sunday) concert at the University of Virginia has been postponed as well.
“Out of respect for the tragic events I felt it wasn't rite to perform at this time. Please understand my heart mean well VA,” he wrote. “VA is important to me & always will be. I'm comin very soon,my word! Love Forever.”
Last weekend, white nationalists clashed with counter-protesters at a rally in Lee Park in Charlottesville, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed. The rally ended in tragedy when 20-year-old James Alex Fields, Jr. used his vehicle to plow into pedestrians. One person, Heather Heyer, was killed and 19 others were injured.
According to HipHopDX, ticketholders will receive refunds.