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Rapper Joyner Lucas fired off a collection of tweets, calling out Lollapalooza organizers’ alternative to select Machine Gun Kelly as a headliner, whereas claiming he turned down the competition however was nonetheless placed on the flier.
Earlier this week, Lollapalooza unveiled its 2022 lineup, that includes Metallica, Dua Lipa, Inexperienced Day, and MGK as a few of the acts within the headlining slot. Lucas, nevertheless, was significantly additional down the lineup initially, and criticized organizers for putting him alongside artists that he believes “no person (has) heard of”.
“These festivals is gon cease taking part in with me like I ain’t that n***a. Placing my title subsequent to the names of a bunch of random ni***z that no person heard of and providing me a weak ass (bag). Then I say no to the provide and these hoe ass ni***z put me on the flier in any case.
He went on to say that he believes doesn’t get the respect he deserves, claiming that he’s the largest unbiased artist within the recreation.
“Ni***z is on gon begin placing respek on my title. For years I been getting these weak ass presents like I’m some lil n***a. Then ni***z who ain’t even on my degree or doing my numbers is getting put in BIG LETTERS whereas they write my shit hella small on the flier.! How sway?!!
“I’m the largest unbiased artist interval aside from my n***a tech. And I acquired the numbers & the followers & the (bag) to again that assertion up. How is it that these festivals hold tryna bunch my title up with a bunch of ni***z who ain’t on my degree?. n***a I’m JOYNER LUCAS”
He then took intention at Lollapalooza immediately, saying that he didn’t conform to the lineup nor does he need the payment they provided to pay him, whereas additionally demanding that he’s faraway from the invoice.
“All I do know is @lollapalooza higher take my fukin title off that flier. I ain’t conform to that lineup and I don’t need that weak ass (bag) ni***z tried to provide me. Subsequent factor I kno the flier goes out they usually gon put my title in some tiny ass letter like i ain’t me. Fuck outta right here!
“Bro hit me up immediately asking me what time is my set at @lollapalooza. I stated huh? went and seemed on the flier and needed to discover a microscope to seek out my title. Disrespectful. They stated i needed to get my numbers as much as be revered. So I went high 10 billboard independently. Nonetheless this”
Lucas then turned his consideration to MGK immediately, questioning how the controversial “goofy” artist managed to safe a headlining place.
Lucas additionally referenced Machine Gun Kelly’s notorious beef with Eminem, which is usually cited as a driving pressure for Kelly’s alternative to change genres from rap to a extra pop-punk sound.
Lollapalooza runs from July 28 – 31 in Grant Park in Chicago. If he has something to say about it,