Rolling Loud got off to a bit of a shaky start this weekend with stop-and-go performances by some great talent…among others. Travis Scottwho had his set end early.
The rapper was the headliner Saturday for the LA music fest, and while everything seemed to be going smoothly throughout his performance … the guy’s background tunes started to fade when he was in the middle of running through his hit song “Goosebumps.”
Then everything just stopped … and Travis got on the mic shortly after to say that “they” made him call things off early. No further explanation was given.
There are rumblings that Travis was late for his concert, which could explain the tight time limit – but on the face of it, it feels like maybe the Rolling Loud organizers didn’t want things to get too crazy … a la , Astroworld. It’s hard to say … the RL crowd didn’t seem to be in danger.
Anyway, that’s far from the only technical issue that went down…another huge star, Nicki Minaj, also had to do with missing backing tracks and sound – which she actually addressed at the moment as well. Honestly, she was mad about it…calling out the DJ.
It was pretty rough…she kept saying “kill the DJ” and firing off death glares while the guy continued to struggle to play the right song behind her. Also awkward… Lil Wayne — her former mentor — was standing right next to her as he had taken her out as a special guest.
Nicki wasn’t happy about the disappearance at all … and she seemed to take it personally.
In lighter news (perhaps)… Justin Bieber also appeared at Rolling Loud, surprising many people. Obviously the crowd was super pumped when he rolled up the side Don Toliver (who was scheduled to perform) and helped sing their joint song “Private Landing.”
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Thing is though…his cameo appearance here comes hot on the heels of the Biebs cancellation the rest of his world tour, without a proper explanation. You’ll remember – JB pulled the plug on tour dates across the globe, including several counties in Europe.
Most people assume it’s because of his health struggles — which has forced him to hit pause lately — but this time … he didn’t talk about it at all … just kind of threw in the towel.
Now, here he is on stage looking fine…which might raise an eyebrow with his fan base. If he can do this… why not get in our way? It sure is interesting. Justin, meanwhile, didn’t seem to bat an eyelash about it at all … he was in the zone and relaxing.
Elsewhere at Rolling Loud … more artists hit the stage and most everything else seemed to go pretty well. Rappers like Kodak black, Tyga, Playboy books, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz and looootttts of others performed, and by most accounts…it was all gravy in Los Angeles.
There is one more night (Sunday) … and Futureis the big dog tonight. Here we go!