Rap concert at NC State University canceled, causes controversy

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Migos, an Atlanta-based hip-hop group

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — There’s a growing chorus of criticism over the decision to cancel a rap concert on N.C. State’s campus.

Officials said safety concerns are why they shut down the Pan Afrikan concert featuring Migos, an Atlanta-based hip-hop group, and Pusha T.

A student-run organization spent $60,000 organizing the event, according to WTVD.

Now, its members say they feel that the concern over safety is an excuse, and they wonder if the decision was racially motivated.

The university says the issue is not race, but risk.

Now, the student organization plans to hold a rally opposing the concert cancellation.

The rally will be held Friday at 6 p.m. on the concert stage where the rappers were to perform.

Source: WTVD


  • WeBuiltThisCountry

    I have to agree with the university officials, the Migos (not Pusha T) are young and reckless! One of them got shot after a concert in Florida last month.

  • Hobbes

    If anybody knows anything about universities, it is that they bend over backward to appear “diverse” (to the point of prejudice on the side of anything remotely connected to some “protected” group). This must be for real safety concerns. There is no way in Hades NC State would dare do anything that even sniffed of “racism” and risk even the suggestion of not being “diverse” or “inclusive.”

    • Ron Speaks (@wRaldri)

      Totally agree with you. It’s about liability…what if the concert went on with the knowledge of the shooting at a previous concert, and someone got shot on campus. Imagine the lawsuits. all about liability in the face of not appearing politically correct.

  • Diane Purcell

    Ok so now their going to hold a rally. I understand the disappointment, but doesn’t that kind of prove the point? The gathering for the concert was a safety concern…so now they’re going to gather for a rally – maybe another reason for a concern? I hope not! Safety has to come first and should’ve been considered before booking this concert.

    • l337g33k

      Alright, I’ll bite. Willie Nelson has been performing since the 1970s, and I haven’t found anything ever stating someone has been shot. So your answer is NO. Now thug rap concerts on the other hand? Just look at A&T Homecoming and Superjam aftermath stories.

      C’mon, there can’t be that much of a disconnect to know rap artists sport an entirely different set of values, behavior, and culture that attract others of the same mindset. Dope, guns, and money. Not exactly wholesome values that I want instilled in others.

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