Exclusive: Flo Rida Issues Statement Over Australian Tour Incidents
(AllHipHop News) Miami rapper Flo Rida has slammed recent reports about two incidents that occurred during his recent tour of Australia.
First, it was reported that Flo Rida pulled out of the Fat As Butter festival after throwing a "hissy fit" over his accommodations.
Then, it was reported that Flo Rida's actual hotel room was raided when an associate was arrested on marijuana and minor weapons charges, just before another show at venue Jupiters in Townesville, Australia.
“I didn’t run to the media to discuss a business issue with my tour because I didn’t think that was the appropriate way to handle things," Flo Rida cooly explained to AllHipHop.com. "Now I’m forced to, because the things that are being said about me are not true."
Flo Rida stated that contrary to published reports, there was no room provided for the world famous entertainer at The Four Seasons as reported, nor was there transportation to the venue.
He stated that he was late to the Fat As Butter Festival, despite his attempts to take multiple taxicabs in order to make his performance, since he was provided with none.
The rap star ended up missing his performance over the transportation issues, the responsibility of which he placed squarely on the shoulders of the promoters.
As for the incident last night, Flo Rida also denied any involvement.
He stated that his room was never raided in the altercation, which resulted in the arrest of an associate, who was found with 16 grams of weed, scales, a joint and other paraphernalia, in addition to a stun gun.
“I am not a smoker and as a matter of fact, contrary to reports my room was never raided," Flo Rida told AllHipHop.com in an exclusive statement.
The rapper said he has successfully executed tour dates around the world, with no problems, except for these two dates.
Flo Rida rounded out his Australian tour by performing at Jupiters, which hosted Townsville’s biggest pool party.
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