Louisiana lawmakers are under fire for canceling a party hosted by Boosie Badazz at the last minute.
According to The Advocate, the rapper was hired in the early spring to host the 13th annual Black and White Affair. The East Baton Rouge city-parish government pulled the plug on the Perfect 10 Productions event, to avoid suspected violence that would happen during the rapper’s appearance. Terral “TT” Jackson says his team was aware of the cancellation three days before the event was supposed to take place (June 18.) Jackson’s attorney Chris Alexander says they will find out the real reason behind the cancellation.
“We are going to find out who made the decision to cancel this event and why,” Alexander said. “We’ll get to the bottom of it. And if they try to concoct a reason after the fact, we will discover that, too.”
Boosie, a native of Baton Rouge was acquitted in Baton Rouge of a murder-for-hire scheme in 2009. He also served four years in prison for pleading guilty to drug charges. In the past, the rapper has spoke about on his hometown and the scrutiny he’s faced by authorities.
Alexander says the production company plans to sue the city for monetary damages. Perfect 10 Production allegedly spent $40,000 in preparing for the show. Fans also purchased tickets that ranged from $25 and $45. VIP Sections ranged from $800 to $1,500. The company also believes the cancellation possibly destroyed their relationships with celebrities like Glen “Big Baby” Davis; Brandon LaFell, of the New England Patriots; Jarvis Landry, of the Miami Dolphins; and Bennie Logan, of the Philadelphia Eagles–celebs expected to be at the party.
The incident comes weeks after Boosie was unable to perform at a club in Georgia due to his probation officer. Fans trashed the club after paying similar prices for tickets and VIP packages.
Boosie hasn’t spoken out about the cancelled event.
Source: The Advocate | Photo Credit: Splash News