Earlier this year, there seemed to be a lot of controversy surrounding the JAY-Z’s Made In America Festival to the point many fans questioned whether it would still be happening. Luckily, the drama has died down, and MIA is definitely going down in Philadelphia with an even larger lineup. Festival organizers recently announced the addition of Pusha T, Tekashi 6ix9ine, Daniel Caesar, and Lil Skies to the fall concert.
The four new additions will reportedly be joining an already impressive lineup. Nicki Minaj and Post Malone have been tapped to headline the festival in support of their albums Queen and Beerbongs & Bentleys respectively. Meek Mill, Janelle Monae, Miguel, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich the Kid, and Jessie Reyez will also appear on the stage.
As previously reported, JAY-Z published an op-ed in Philly newspaper The Inquirer, calling out the mayor of the city, Jim Kenney for trying to “evict” the festival from its original stomping grounds. “We are disappointed that the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city, through a media outlet, without a sit-down meeting, notice, dialogue or proper communication,” he wrote. “It signifies zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city.”
A few days later, the music mogul spoke with the Mayor Kenney where they were able to work through their issues. They later claimed the situation was an “unfortunate misunderstanding.”
The Made In America Festival will go down on Labor Day weekend (September 1-2) at Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway.