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Did A$AP Ferg do Fresno dirty? City’s tough luck with rap artists continues

A$AP Ferg was the latest rapper to cancel on Fresno without much notice. The venue Strummers sent a message on social media stating Ferg was out due to illness and canceled his showing Monday at Rainbow Ballroom. But by Tuesday, Ferg was back at performing in San Francisco. He also did not issue a direct apology to Fresno on social media as of Tuesday.
A$AP Ferg was the latest rapper to cancel on Fresno without much notice. The venue Strummers sent a message on social media stating Ferg was out due to illness and canceled his showing Monday at Rainbow Ballroom. But by Tuesday, Ferg was back at performing in San Francisco. He also did not issue a direct apology to Fresno on social media as of Tuesday. Instagram screen shot

Fresno’s tough luck when it comes to big-name rappers performing in town continued.

A$AP Ferg, who might not be a household name but nonetheless has 2.2 million followers on Instagram, became the latest rapper to back out of a Fresno performance after canceling on the day of his scheduled show Monday at the Rainbow Ballroom.

Strummer’s sent a message on social media, saying Ferg would not be able to perform due to illness and stated that the rapper “sincerely apologizes to all his fans in Fresno and hopes to have details on a possible rescheduled date available soon.”

Refunds were available at point of purchase.

In October, Jay-Z canceled his showing at the Save Mart Center just days before a Nov. 1 performance.

A year earlier, fellow rapper Kanye West dropped out of a show on short notice, too.

A fan questioned if Fresno simply was cursed when it comes to keeping rap acts.

Some Fresno fans went on social media to express their disappointment of Ferg’s cancellation.

That disappointment turned into frustration, if not anger, upon seeing social media posts from Ferg of him performing Tuesday in San Francisco.

Ferg, by the way, never posted on social media a public apology to Fresno fans for the cancellation.

Ferg, whose real name is Darold Brown Ferguson Jr., is a rapper from Harlem and a member of the hip hop group A$AP Mob.

He received the BET Hip Hop Awards “Rookie of the Year” in 2013.

His song “Work” has received more than 85 million views on Youtube.com.



Bryant-Jon Anteola: 559-441-6362, @Banteola_TheBee

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