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Future, Lil Yachty cancel Charlottesville concert 'out of respect' for rally victims

This was posted on Friday, August 18, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on Melissa Ruggieri's AJC Music Scene blog

Melissa is on vacation so I'm just throwing this here on her behalf

Atlanta acts Future and Lil Yachty have cancelled a concert tomorrow in Charlottesville a week after white supremacists, Neo-Nazis and their ilk took over the town to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.  As everyone knows, those demonstrations led to three deaths and many injured.

"Out of respect for the tragic events I felt it wasn't rite [sic] to perform at this time," Future wrote on Twitter.  "Please understand my heart mean well VA,."

He added, "that state is important to me & always will be. I'm comin very soon,my word!"

The concert was scheduled for University of Virginia students at John Paul Jones Arena.



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