ASAP Rocky Concert Canceled Due to Assault Charge
ASAP Rocky was slapped with a misdemeanor simple assault charge following Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival over Labor Day weekend. A woman filed a private criminal complaint against the rapper alleging that the 24-year-old slapped her and gave her whiplash while walking through the crowd and waving away fans.
The story doesn’t end there. Toronto’s York University is taking precautions and has pulled Rocky from their upcoming YorkFest lineup due to the charge.
“The ASAP Rocky performance at the YorkFest Concert, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, has been cancelled after the York Federation of Students Board of Directors learned of allegations of an assault against a woman that are currently before a U.S. court,” a statement from the school read. “The Board of Directors has decided that this event cannot proceed until this matter is resolved.”
The school called the cancellation a “difficult decision” as it had been “painstakingly planned for months.” They also made it clear they weren’t taking sides in the case. “This decision should not be construed as suggesting that the YFS has any knowledge of the incident, or has a view on the innocence or guilt of the artist.”
ASAP Rocky and his camp have yet to respond to the incident.