LEP Bogus Boys

House Of Blues Backtracks; Says Chicago Police Did Not Force LEP Bogus Boys To Cancel Show

(AllHipHop News) A representative for the House of Blues has issued a statement denying that the Chicago police forced the venue to cancel a performance featuring rap group LEP Bogus Boys.

The Chicago Hip-Hop group made headlines earlier this week, after they were removed from the lineup of the “Been Trill” concert at the House of Blues on May 3, featuring A$AP Rocky.

Group members Moonie and Count stated that representatives for the House of Blues told them they were pulled from the lineup, because of their gang affiliations.

In a statement released to the Chicago Tribune, the House of Blues denied that the Chicago police forced them to cancel LEP Bogus Boys’ performance.

“The House Of Blues made an autonomous decision, one not influenced by the Chicago Police Department, to remove LEP Bogus Boys from the May 3 A$AP Rocky concert,” a House of Blues spokesman told the Tribune. “Unfortunately the decision was initially communicated to the artists’ representation via an e-mail that inaccurately cited the reasons and source of the cancellation. We apologize for any misunderstanding surrounding this decision.”

While the local police department does keep track of rappers who are affiliated with street gangs, a rep said they were not responsible for removing the group from the “Been Trill” lineup.

LEP Bogus Boys’ manager Eric “E” Alvarez, told The Chicago Tribune that the House of Blues still owed the group an explanation either way.

“House of Blues has got to tell me why they would cancel us,” Alvarez said. “You lied on the Chicago police Department, or you’re trying to cover up for the Chicago Police Department.”

  • immackulate

    i was waiting for E to speak on that shyt …

    R.I.P. PacMan!!!

  • ok, now how are they going to cancel them when they have already let them play there three times.

  • Did they still get paid?

    • well the show hasn’t even happened yet.  so i doubt it.  i was pretty excited about that show, now i doubt i’m going to go and give HOB any money.

  • rep87

    Just shows the first article was gossip good to see these guys get down for their City

  • TheBoxcarHobo

    They’re covering for the police. They don’t want LEP knowing they watchin, seems like. These are some real street dudes, I hope there aren’t any surprise indictments coming down the line.

  • Terrance Goodman

    First Bump J ,now they on Bogus Boys smfh……..Cpd crooked like a prison yard in church