The controversial rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine now owes concert promoters $300,000 after cancelling an unofficial event at Howard University just half an hour before he was supposed to hit the stage.
Tekashi was supposed to perform at Howard University’s Homecoming weekend and was paid $60,000 in advance of the show. However, right before the concert at Echostage in Washington, D.C. was about to begin, he bailed. According to TMZ, organizers had to turn away about 400 people who were waiting in line, and they lost about $300,000 after issuing refunds to over 3,000 would-be concertgoers.
The college said the concert was not affiliated with the university and was an unofficial event organized by promoters. However, this is the second time that Tekashi has cancelled with these specific promoters, and now, they are considering taking legal action against the rapper.
At the same time as the Howard University show was supposed to take place, Tekashi was seen performing in New Jersey at Power 105.1’s 2018 Powerhouse concert alongside acts like Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, SZA, and Lil Duval.
This isn’t the only reason why the rapper has been making headlines lately. In September, he was slated to perform at the University of Central Florida’s Back-to-School Bash, but over 6,000 students and faculty signed a petition asking the show to be called-off after the rapper pleaded guilty to posession of a sexual performance by a child. The concert was eventually cancelled by promoters, who issued refunds.
Additionally, two men have recently been arrested for the shooting of Tekashi’s bodyguard, which took place last Friday night in New York City.