Vic Mensa Cancels Show After Detroit Venue Tweets Racist Remarks

Vic Mensa has often demonstrated his zero tolerance attitude when it comes to racism and injustices against black and brown people. Recently, the “Down On My Luck” rapper shared his ideals about cultural appropriation on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. In June, Mensa’s “Shades of Blue” a cappella video released by Genius called attention to the racial undertone of the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

Today (July 8) Mensa did his part to remind businesses that his presence is a privilege. Populux, a Detroit venue where the Roc Nation signee was scheduled to perform later this month, published a racist tweet following the mass shooting that occurred during a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas and took the lives of five police officers. Mensa caught word of the tweet and followed up with a tweet of his own canceling his performance at their establishment.

Some fans were upset that Mensa canceled his show, but the majority of fans that responded to the bold move expressed pride that the rapper stood up for his beliefs and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Although the “There’s Alot Going On” rapper doesn’t condone the venue’s tweet blaming the Black Lives Matter movement for the deaths of the officers in Dallas, he does not approve of the uprising of violence in D-Town either.

Populux has since deleted the offensive tweet and released apology statements on both Twitter and Facebook. They claim their account was hacked.


Tags: Vic Mensa