The promoter plans on rescheduling and reportedly noted that the “majority of concertgoers in that Hip Hop demographic are not vaccinated.”
According to Vibe, Rakim, KRS, and Slick Rick were set to perform at Detroit’s Masonic Temple venue on November 7 but it was announced today (October 28) that the concert had been canceled.
It was back in mid-August when the Masonic Temple shared that it would adhere to COVID-19 mandates set in place by AEG and LiveNation, including patrons showing that they had been fully vaccinated or tested negative for COVID with the last 72 hours. There has been a massive divide in the U.S. about protocols and mandates, and the Masonic Temple has apparently been feeling the wrath of anti-vaxxers.
“We have received hundreds of texts, voicemails, and comments on social media about the Masonic Temple’s vaccination mandate,” 2D Productions & Entertainment promoter Derrick Kearney reportedly said. “We have also found that the majority of concertgoers in that hip-hop demographic are not vaccinated. So the vaccination mandate with the Masonic Temple is the reason [for the event’s cancellation.]”
The show will reportedly still go on, just at a different venue with a new date. Do you agree that the majority of Hip Hop fans remain unvaccinated?