On Tuesday afternoon, Joey Badass announced via Twitter that "due to unforeseen circumstances," he'd be cancelling the Cleveland, Chicago, and Toronto shows he had lined up for Logic's Everybody's Tour.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, my Cleveland, Chicago & Toronto shows on the #EverybodyTour are cancelled.— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) August 22, 2017
We reached out to a rep for Joey who confirmed the cancellations but did not provide additional details. For most people, that didn't matter anyway, as a pair of tweets from Joey's account on Monday led to some intriguing speculation regarding why Joey might've pulled out from these dates.
Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses? I've sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn't die tho— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) August 21, 2017
This ain't the first solar eclipse and I'm pretty sure our ancestors ain't have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain't all go blind.— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) August 21, 2017
Fans who saw the post from Monday immediately hopped on the "Badass cancelled his shows because he's lowkey blind from staring at the eclipse sans glasses" train.
you looked at the eclipse and can't see now huh— Emmanuel Ruiz (@emanruiz12) August 22, 2017
Joey Badass stared into the eclipse "cuz the ancestors didn't have glasses" & had to cancel his show due to "unforseen circumstances"— Mo D'Negro (@moDNegro) August 23, 2017
checking twitter mostly for confirmation that yes, Joey Badass cancelled his shows cause he stared at the eclipse— Kyle. (@KingSmetana) August 23, 2017
Joey Badass looked at the eclipse and cancelled his tour I think he fucked his vision up— Kendall (@LoneKendall) August 23, 2017
Now, that's not to say that any of this is true. Maybe Joey is just working on his new sneaker deal. If it does have something to do with the solar eclipse, we wish he'd have just checked our last-minute eclipse guide. Or just find out what he can do if he did mess his eyes up from viewing the eclipse unprotected.