Summer 16 has officially kicked off and so has the season’s biggest festivals. With Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam in full effect this past weekend and Future as the headliner—fans knew exactly where they needed to be.
Many were excited to see Future turn up the stage, but unfortunately, he was pulled from the show.
Future took to twitter to tell fans why he was not able to perform as the closing headliner. It was reported that due to bad weather and time limitations, the ATL native was asked to leave immediately for his safety.
Radio station told me to leave…major pump fake
— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 6, 2016
It was a weekend full of technicalities for the “Real Sisters” rapper. Just a day before Summer Jam, Future had a scheduled performance at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia. Due to continuous sound issues, Future was forced to end his set early.
But through it all, Future remained positive:
Future’s manager, Anthony Saleh, released a statement speaking on the issues that caused the sets to face discrepancies:
“Future’s two big performances were severely affected this weekend due to a firestorm of unfortunate events. To begin with, the generator that powered the sound at The Roots picnic went out multiple times during Future’s set and he was forced against his own will to end the show early. Then yesterday, as most know, the storm that was fast approaching the NY/NJ area affected Hot 97’s Summer Jam. We sat around and watched the storm come and pass ready to hit the stage. Once we arrived at Summer Jam there apparently was a riot that broke out in a section during another set. We were told that the station was forced by the city and the venue to cut us from the show. The festival organizers came to Future’s dressing room and personally asked him to leave immediately. Future was crushed by the request but was told it was in the best interest and for everyone’s safety that he leave. We couldn’t be more disappointed but we promise our fans that in spite of the rocky start we will do everything in our power to make this summer one for the history books!!! #SummerSixteen”
EGL has no doubt that Future will deliver this summer so stay on the lookout for the jumpstart of his combined “Summer 16” tour with Drake kicking off July 20th!
Written By: Chante’ Hall