New York police have ordered the removal of five acts from the city's Rolling Loud Festival line up.
The festival takes place in various cities across North America, a varied and vital selection of rap artistry.
The Fader reports that New York Police Department moved to push impositions on the organisers, asking that five artists be removed from the bill.
In all, 22GZ, Casanova, Pop Smoke, Sheff G and Don Q were forced off the line up, with police citing "public safety concerns".
The festival was held at the Citi Field baseball stadium in Queens, with a police letter - seen by The Fader - stating that “(The rappers) have been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide...”
Rolling Loud was quick to act, with co-founder Tariq Cherif confirming that all five acts will be paid in full, and will be welcome at similar Rolling Loud events in other cities.
Thank you my brother. I can’t speak on this much but I want everyone to know that we are still paying all of those artists full booking fees AND sending them offers for future Rolling Loud’s in other cities. https://t.co/HZduF4iXJk— Tariq (@TariqCherif) October 12, 2019
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