A Live Nation rep told Billboard, “Live Nation’s top priority is helping artists and performers create great shows for their fans. With this in mind, we’ve decided it’s best for the Summer’s Over Tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately.”
“After multiple incidents we are left with no other choice,” the statement continued. “We do not support these actions or take these actions lightly. Ticketholders may request a full refund at point of purchase, which will forfeit access to the entire show. No partial refunds will be issued.”
The Chicago singer’s removal from the 19-date trek follows strong comments he made at a recent show. During the Dec. 2 concert in Dallas, Jeremih called out the Toronto crooner and his tour, according to fan-shot footage. “PartyNextDoor and his crew are some b-tch a– n—as. Now tell me that. Tell me what I said now?,” he said. “Y’all better scream for PartyNextDoor now. Tell him to pay that fake-a– budget they’ve been pressing at night.”
— simba (@KalebThaKing) December 3, 2016
Jeremih also posted several tweets about his experiences on the road. “Truth is ‘they’ didnt want me 2 perform tonight.. it sad people will take ur money and blatantly make it seem like I only want to do 2 songs,” he wrote in a Nov. 20 tweet. On Dec. 3, he also tweeted that pepper spray was allegedly sprayed during his performance.
“Pepper spray was put in the atmosphere last night on stage while I was performing in Dallas. Surprisingly no blogs picked that up,” he wrote.
Truth is “they” didnt want me 2 perform tonight.. it sad people will take ur money and blatantly make it seem like I only want to do 2 songs
— Jeremih (@Jeremih) November 30, 2016
Pepper spray was put in the atmosphere last night on stage while I was performing in Dallas. Surprisingly no blogs picked that up.
— Jeremih (@Jeremih) December 3, 2016
There are three dates remaining on the tour, with stops in Denver (Dec. 6), Los Angeles (Dec. 9) and San Francisco (Dec. 11).
Reps for PND and Jeremih did not immediately respond to Billboard’s requests for comment.