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Proposed Jay Z “Made In America” Festival In Los Angeles Blocked By Councilman


(AllHipHop News) According to reports Jay Z was set to announce that he would be holding his annual “Made In America Festival” in the City of Angels this year.

There was apparently a press conference already scheduled to reveal 50,000 tickets for the show were about to go on sale, but Los Angeles District 14 Councilman Jose Huizar effectively put the event and the announcement on hold.

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While the two-day concert scheduled to take place at downtown’s Grant Park was approved by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, many other city officials seemed to be left out of the loop on the decision including Huizar. The LAPD had not approved as well, and no street-closure permits had been issued for the proposed dates of August 30th and 31st.

Councilman Huizar drafted a motion for a report to be conducted by various city departments on “any permits, actions, public safety concerns, and any necessary cost implications of the proposed” event, and all permits would be withheld until the report is finalized.

Huizar’s office issued the following statement to LA Weekly:

This is not about opposing special events or any particular concert, it’s about making sure the affected community, in this case downtown stakeholders, is part of the planning process sooner rather than later. When you’re talking about a proposed event of this magnitude, with 50,000 expected, multiple-day street closures, beer and for-profit ticket sales at a public park, it is imperative that we have an open, inclusive dialogue in ensuring it’s a good fit for the neighborhood and if it is, that concerns are mitigated well in advance.

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  • johnblacksad

    • DC King Of Hearts

      Never forget

      • golder1

        Freeway already said he was never suppose to be in the picture. He stated media made a big deal out of nothing

      • johnblacksad

      • golder1

        Funny

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        hhaahhhaha got me dying over here,,,

      • SBRon

        GNR!!!

      • superh8

        This shit funny as hell

      • DC King Of Hearts

        I know. but it was still the funniest shit ever

      • golder1

        It is funny. Freeway standing to tge side like, “Damn”

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FREE!

    • MR..ASS..TO..MOUTH..

      how you look when mom tell you to get out of grown folks conversation

    • superh8

      DAMN

  • Brick Soulja

    Sounds like a small technicality of not greasing enough palms. Ole Midlife Crises Jigga must have thought the mayor ran the city lol.

  • Reblogged this on HUEY mix wit RILEY.

  • The Legendary Troll

    translation, somebody didnt get paid off

  • ZUBU

    Jay is starting to read his own press clippings, and even worse he is starting to believe this crock of shiittt….

    • golder1

      Which is what?

      • ZUBU

        Sir/Mam, If you have to pose that question then I’m not certain I can explain it. Either you’re in the know or you’re not.

        Essentially he is the self-appointed King Of NYC, self because nobody starting calling him the King. Biggie referred to himself as Frank White; then Jay starting calling himself Jehovah, The God MC, etc. Started claiming Divine Intervention 3 Shots Narrowly Missed Me. He created this myth and people started writing about it and now he is starting to believe it. C’est Tre Faux.

        So now he thinks he is the King Of LA, and that he can just have the run of The City Of Angels. Obviously others feel differently, how dare they not go along with whatever Jay desires… …. how dare them! But feel free to believe whatever you choose….

      • binary_star

        What’s your point?

      • Troll_E_G

        Exactly, he sound real bitch made over marketing tactics

      • ZUBU

        Look here lil’ man, watch your mouth before you write a check that you narrow ass can’t cash. I’m going to offer some free advice: Ensure that you stay safely in the comfort of your home hiding behind a monitor when you flap them soup coolers. I know you’re a lil’ dude mentally and very possibly physically as well. All it took was one sentence to ascertain that you showed up for a battle of wits, unarmed….

      • t1m3b0mb

        WTF are you on about? The issue has nothing to do with Jay-z as the article states:

        “While the two-day concert scheduled to take place at downtown’s Grant Park was approved by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, many other city officials seemed to be left out of the loop on the decision including Huizar.”

        The mayor approved the event, but didn’t inform other city officials or the LAPD, and hasn’t applied for permits, that’s what the guy is talking about, this has nothing to do with Jay-z thinking he’s the king of LA, we get it you don’t like Jay-z, but don’t come up with some fairytale nonsense just to give you an excuse to profess your hatred for the guy.

      • ZUBU

        “Proposed Jay Z “Made In America” Festival In Los Angeles Blocked By Councilman”
        Really, how is this about Jay Z? Is that not the title of the article? Also Son I DO-NOT dislike Jay, not sure where you got that from. Do I disagree with some of his spin? Of course I disagree with some of his so-called legend.
        Now my question to you is does Jay pay you to cradle his nutt-sack or is that your way of paying homage to Hov?

      • Troll_E_G

        im in chicago lil homey right off 47th cottage….u not gon do shit so again u sound real bitch made crying over marketing tactics

      • ZUBU

        If you do not get the point, then I can’t help you. Shiittt you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink it.

      • KingsCountyCrooklyn

        this is nothing about being the king of L.A and rolling out the red carpet, he did this event twice in Philly. this is a conflict between the mayor who approved it and the city council man whose trying to block the permit. bottom line if it does not happen there it will be moved to another city.

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  • Kamoteng Baging

    Not liking the idea of two music festival happening at the same weekend. It will possibly spread out the artist you can hire. There will always be a comparison of who had the better lineup.

    Keep it in Philly or not. Just don’t do it on multiple cities on the same date.

    • johng_3

      Were they thinking of multiple cities on the same date. I went last year in Philly and I hope it stays there.

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