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Future's Manager Addresses Roots Picnic, Summer Jam Cancellation
Future's had a rough weekend. After experiencing technical difficulties at the Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, followed by a cancelation at Hot 97's Summer Jam in New Jersey, the Atlanta rapper's manager Anthony Saleh issued the following statement to Billboard.
"Future's two big performances were severely affected this weekend due to a firestorm of unfortunate events," the statement reads. "To begin with, the generator that powered the sound at The Roots picnic went out multiple times during Future's set and he was forced against his own will to end the show early."
Saleh continued, "Then yesterday, as most know, the storm that was fast approaching the NY/NJ area affected Hot 97's Summer Jam. We sat around and watched the storm come and pass ready to hit the stage. Once we arrived at Summer Jam, there apparently was a riot that broke out in a section during another set. We were told that the station was forced by the city and the venue to cut us from the show. The festival organizers came to Future's dressing room and personally asked him to leave immediately."
Three people were arrested during the floor fight that broke out at the East Rutherford, New Jersey, venue while one male suffered a laceration to the head and was brought to Hackensack Hospital.
"Future was crushed by the request but was told it was in the best interest and for everyone's safety that he leave," he added. "We couldn't be more disappointed but we promise our fans that in spite of the rocky start, we will do everything in our power to make this summer one for the history books!!! #SummerSixteen"
After news of the Summer Jam cancellation on Sunday night, Future took to Twitter, keeping positive vibes on his timeline. "Radio station told me to leave...major pump fake," he wrote. "Totally satisfied & happy wit hot 97 always showing love spinning my records...misunderstood,dnt play Yoself."