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NYPD removes three drill rappers from Rolling Loud New York festival

Written by on September 23, 2022

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The New York City Police Department has removed three drill rappers from this weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival at Citi Field.

Sha Ek, Ron Suno and 22Gz were banned from the event for “public safety concerns,” The New York Times reports.

The NYPD removed five artists, including 22Gz, from the 2019 Rolling Loud New York for the same reason.

Suno’s manager, Diamond “Bo” Brown, told Rolling Stone that she received a text on Thursday saying Suno was removed from the lineup.

“I was informed by Rolling Loud that NYPD is pulling us off the show. With no explanation,” she said. “How does a person who [has] no criminal record and no gang activities be denied to perform in his hometown after all his hard work? It’s crazy because he never even made a diss record.”

The festival promoters told Brown that Suno would still be paid for the booking “and will hopefully be able to perform at later events.”

Suno was involved in a fight backstage at the 2021 Rolling Loud New York with rapper Kay Flock.

The three-day festival kicked off Friday, September 23, with Nicki Minaj as the day one headliner. A$AP Rocky headlines Saturday, and Future is the main attraction on Sunday. All the performances can be streamed live on the Rolling Loud YouTube channel.

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