Rap concert at NC State University canceled, causes controversy
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.