The Game is a rapper whose concerts are consistently attended by a sizable following. His performance in Korea was eagerly anticipated by fans, but it couldn’t happen. The Game canceled his debut performance in Korea.
The Game has found himself in the middle of an international controversy after canceling his performance at a major Korean music festival on Sunday, October 16th.
Even though cancellations happen frequently, because The Game was the featured performer, the show’s organizers had to rush at the last minute to find a famous replacement and/or reimburse Asian fans who had paid to see him.
The “Hate It Or Love It” rapper was previously revealed as the headlining act for the 2022 Jive Super Live Festival at Jamsil, according to KBizoom. But barely a week earlier, on Sunday, October 9, he announced that he would be unable to attend. Rappers from Korea including Jay Park, Zico, Tiger JK, Yoon Mirae & Bizzy, and others are on the bill and will perform in front of over 20,000 spectators.
In order to promote the poster, the West Coast rapper even said, “I’m heading to Jamsil, so purchase your ticket right away.” People feel misled, including Jive Media & Co., Ltd., the festival’s organizer, who claimed that Game claimed he wouldn’t be attending.
“With only a week left in Korea, The Game’s agency notified the cancellation of the schedule in a reckless manner. What should we do when the artist is not coming? It is regrettable that many Korean production companies, many artists preparing for this performance, and, most of all, the Korean audience who waited for this event, are bound to suffer tremendous losses due to The Game’s sudden cancellation. “
In an email statement, the organizers gave a hint as to why Game abruptly postponed the event. They expressed concern about “narcotics” and how the nation would not permit the rapper or his group to possess any substances like “weed” in Korea.
“Please make it clear to The Game and his crew that the organizers are concerned about. Please keep in mind that Korea is a country that strictly regulates narcotics, and that the use of any drugs is prohibited not only before entering the country but also during the period of stay.”
“If any violations occur to the artist or party during the period of stay, the organizer will not be held responsible under the laws of the Republic of Korea.”
Unfortunately, the rapper had to cancel due to his drug usage. Do you believe the reason to be just? Let us know in the comments. Stay updated by visiting Thirsty.
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