Travis Scott’s deliberate performance at the Pyramids of Giza is dealing with pushback from Egypt’s Musicians’ Syndicate, Agence France-Presse stories. The group said that it’s revoking a allow for the July 28 live performance as a result of it “contradict[s] the id of the Egyptian tradition.”
It’s unclear, nonetheless, if the group has the official authority to cancel Scott’s present, and, in a press release shared with Pitchfork, promoter Dwell Nation mentioned: “There have been no adjustments to Travis Scott’s present in Egypt; any stories on the contrary are false. We will’t wait to rejoice ‘Utopia’ with you in Egypt!”
In accordance with an English model Egypt’s government-owned newspaper, Al-Ahram, the syndicate mentioned that it “is dedicated to preserving the safety and stability of our beloved homeland and rejects any actions that go towards its societal values,” and claimed that Scott’s concert events contain “unusual rituals.” The newspaper additionally stories that the opposition is because of the 2021 “mass casualty incident” at Astroworld that left 10 attendees useless. Scott introduced his Egyptian live performance simply over every week after a Texas grand jury declined to indict the rapper on criminal charges.
As famous by the Los Angeles Times, the musicians’ syndicate banned Mashrou’ Leila from performing in Egypt after a crowd member unveiled a rainbow flag through the band’s efficiency in Cairo in 2017. The syndicate additionally temporarily banned a genre of music has roots within the nation’s 2011 revolution.