Gang Threats Tank Chicago Radio Station's Big Hip-Hop Show
(AllHipHop News) A Chicago, Illinois rap concert headlined by Blac Youngsta and Rich The Kid had to be scrapped last week over local "security concerns."
The hip-hop stars were due to perform at radio station 107.5's WGCI-FM Take Over Jam at the Chicago Theater, alongside fellow MCs YFN Lucci, Kash Doll, and Valee, but police shut down the gig just hours before showtime.
Organizers alerted fans to the change of plans in a statement issued via Twitter, writing, "We have been advised by Chicago law enforcement to cancel tonight's #TakeOverJam due to specific safety and security concerns for the surrounding area.
"As a result, we regret that the event has been canceled."
Authorities have yet to comment on the specific threat, but reports suggest police had received tip offs about the possible presence of gang members at the gig, according to the Chicago Tribune.