Officials in Plainfield, NJ canceled a sold out
Clipse concert tonight (Feb. 28), citing security issues.
City officials claimed that the Star Trek inspired
"V" hand sign on fliers promoting the show was a actually a gang symbol.
"The symbol is about always being on some
next level sh*t," group member Malice told AllHipHop.com. "It has
nothing to do with gangs. If anything its about hope and inspiration."
The show was promoted by Touch The Sky Entertainment
and was to take place at The Strand.
Representatives for the promoter could not be
reached at press time to determine if fans would receive refunds.
"It’s just another way for people to shut
down hip hop. If they know anything about the Clipse they know they are not
gang related," Malice continued.
"The government shutting this show down
is the backlash of all the negative O’Reilly press," said Jesse Kirshbaum,
Vice President of American Talent Agency, Clipse’s booking agency. "This
negative buzz now costs the promoter money and it was a sold out show."
City officials for Plainfield, New Jersey were
not available for comment at press time.