Yelawolf’s ‘Trial By Fire Tour’ Cancelled After Rapper Has On-Stage Meltdown [WATCH]
Over the summer, back in June, Yelawolf announced his Trial By Fire tour and recruited like-minded artists such as Jelly Roll and folks from his Slumerican label, Bubba Sparxxx and Struggle Jennings.
The tour kicked off in Asheville, N.C. on Oct. 13, and the last show was supposed to be in Pensacola, Fla. on Dec. 4, but that won't be happening. Unfortunately, the rest of tour is now cancelled after Yela had a breakdown of sorts during a performance in Tucson, Ariz that was captured on video by fans.
"Aw man," said the 36-year-old, brushing his hair out of his face. "I can't do this no more." Then he slammed the microphone down to the floor and would end up doing that two more times before exiting the stage for good.
Before he took off, however, Yela nearly got into a fight with a fan, who seemed annoyed that he wasn't performing.
"Keep going?" asked the Slim Shady signee. "Because I'm a slave, huh? You think I gotta keep going for you, because you paid me, motherf-----? I'll fight you."
He then proceeded to jump off the stage, but his bodyguard prevented him from actually fighting anyone. After that, Yela picked the microphone back up and told his fans to have more empathy for him.
"If you love me you would understand," he yelled out.
At this time, there hasn't been any word from the Gadsen, Ala. MC, nor Slumerican. Stuggle Jennings, however, took to Instagram and said he was extremely sad to be leaving the tour.
"Tour was cancelled," he wrote. "We tried to still do remaining shows but was not in our control. I wasn't ready to pack up, but I'm going home to hit the studio and prepare for January's tour ... And don't get it wrong, not one day of this tour was wasted. I got the chance to see some beautiful cities and met thousands of incredible people along the way."
You can see Yela walk off stage above, and below you can see a clip of the rapper destroying some equipment during another performance. Hopefully, he'll get better.