With a whole host of big festival dates over the coming months — including slots at Soundset, Sasquatch! and Coachella — Tyler, The Creator has canceled his short four-date South American tour. The run of shows was set to see Tyler appear at Lollapalooza festivals in Argentina (in Buenos Aires), Chile (in Santiago) and Brazil (in Sao Paulo), as well as a stop over at the Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia.
Tyler’s reasoning for canceling the shows was vague, with a tweet announcing “I’m not coming to south america as planned anymore, sucks” and that “sometimes a duck isnt a jean jacket.” Pitchfork reached out to Tyler’s representatives about the news, but his camp declined to comment.
For more from Tyler, The Creator, take a look at his cover feature from GRIND.
SXSW Roots Show Canceled After Bomb Threat
To the dismay of many Texas fans, the Bud Light x SXSW Roots show was canceled after the event received a bomb threat via email. Although authorities did not find anything of concern at the event, entertainment company Live Nation decided to play it safe. The threat came right after a series of homemade bombs exploded around Austin earlier in the week, killing two people and injuring three. The security issues were announced in the following statement:
“Due to a security concern, we have made the difficult decision to cancel tonight’s Bud Light x The Roots SXSW Jam. After working proactively with SXSW, the Austin Police Department, and other authorities, Bud Light believes this is the best course of action to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and artists, and appreciate your understanding. We are truly sorry to have to cancel the event, but we felt it was necessary to take all safety precautions,”
The Roots were scheduled to perform with Ludacris, Rapsody and Jesse Reyes. On Instagram, Questlove expressed his disappointment saying, “Welp. It’s 2018. Show cancelled. These are the times we now live in.” Even so, the artist received angry comments from disappointed fans.
Read the controversy below, and, for bummed fans, you can watch the band perform a throwback at Okeechobee Fest 2018 last week.
Due to a security concern we have made the hard decision to cancel tonight’s event. Your safety and the safety of all fans at SXSW is our most important priority.
— Bud Light (@budlight) March 18, 2018
But you still whining about not seeing a show after you were told (& tweeted you DIDNT BELIEVE) what happened….doesn’t make you look….selfish tho ??♂️? But nevermind safety just “shut up & play yer show!” right? ? https://t.co/2FpRl5irIm
— T’Questlove (@questlove) March 18, 2018
Eminem Shares Extended Version of “Nowhere Fast” Featuring Kehlani
Eminem and Kehlani performed their “Nowhere Fast” collaboration for the first time together at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards last week. The track comes off of the Detroit megastar’s latests album Revival, and serves as the album’s latest single. Now, Em has released an extended version of the record, which includes additional opening lines from the performance last week.
The extra verses are about gun control and Mathers addressing school shootings and the NRA. “This whole country is goin’ nuts and the NRA is in our way,” he raps. “They’re responsible for this whole production, they hold the strings to control the puppets.”
Listen to the new version of “Nowhere Fast” via Spotify and Apple Music below, and grab your copy on iTunes.
Migos’ “Stir Fry” Video Was Inspired by Bruce Lee & Wong Kar-wai
Genius invited director Sing J. Lee to talk about his Migos‘ video “Stir Fry” for their latest episode of Framework. The visual finds Quavo, Offset and Takeoff in a tong-style setting, playing mahjong and later taking part in a kung fu battle.
In the episode, Lee reveals that Quavo wanted something “Asian” for the video without further specification. The director says that he drew inspiration from films starring Bruce Lee, Wong Kar-wai directed films as well as House of Flying Daggers, Hero and Ip-Man.
Lee also touches on the subject of cultural appropriation versus the appreciation of Asian culture, the martial art style of wing chun and the theme of unity. He also speaks on the relationship of Black and Asian cultures, and hip-hop and martial artist. Watch the breakdown of the “Stir Fry” video above.
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