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Questlove Says “B*tchassness” Caused The Roots To Pull Out Of David Bowie Tribute Concert

(AllHipHop News) A list of who’s who in the music industry is planning to take part in the David Bowie Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall tonight (March 31). However, one scheduled act will not be hitting the stage at the showcase.

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The Roots drummer Questlove posted a message on Instagram explaining why his group will not be performing at the event. He wrote:

Mood. I’ve never been so insecure or petty as to deny a fellow musician use of ANY of my equipment (or my band’s equipment—-or resources or contacts or knowledge or ANYTHING) it angers me when that same courtesy is not reciprocated. (Believe you me I was about to get#TomPetty or #PettyWap or #PetRockAndCLSmooth or #BlackPetty or however you wanna roll wit it)—keeping a level head and not being self destructive is a weak point I’m working on. But I’m also keeping it true: The Roots/Bilal/Kimbra (w/ Wendy Melvoin, DD Jackson & Ray Angry) pulled out of these Bowie gigs. We have patience. But we do NOT have patience for the#Bitchassness. Enjoy your precious equipment.

There is a separate Bowie tribute set for Friday, April 1 at Radio City Music Hall. As of press time, Michael Dorf, the organizer for the events, still has The Roots listed as performers for both shows on the Music Of website.

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