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Jay Z cancels Made in America festival

Jay Z cancels Made in America festival

Jay-Z’s Made in America Music Festival has been canceled due to “extreme circumstances”.

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Organizers of the annual two-day festival, which the rapper founded in 2012, announced Tuesday, August 8, that the 2023 edition will not be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 2-3. “Due to the harsh conditions beyond the production’s control, Made in America 2023 will no longer be held. This decision was difficult and was not taken seriously or without extensive deliberation.

“Made in America has always delivered exceptional experiences for music fans and audiences, and we are always committed to delivering a groundbreaking party experience. We look forward to returning to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the great city of Philadelphia in 2024.”

This year’s festival was slated to headline SZA and Lizzo, while Mase & Cam’ron, Ice Spice, Miguel, Metro Boomin, and Lil Yachty were also slated to headline.

Lizzo is currently involved in a lawsuit against three former dancers, Ariana Davis, Crystal Williams and Noel Rodriguez, who sued her last week for sexual, racial and religious harassment, creating a hostile work environment, among other things. complaints. Days later, the Truth Hurts singer called the allegations “false”, “incredible”, and “scandalous” and claimed she was “not the bad guy” her former employees and the press had portrayed her.

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