Future took to Twitter to explain why he didn't perform as planned at this year's annual Hot 97 Summer Jam on Sunday night. According to Future, it was Hot 97's fault that he didn't perform. "Radio station told me to leave...major pump fake," he tweeted.
Future must have felt frustrated in the situation, but he also kept things positive. "Totally satisfied & happy wit hot 97 always showing love spinning my records...misunderstood,dnt play Yoself," before adding "Positive vibes only..summer 16."
Future was one of many artists slated to perform at yesterday's Summer Jam at Met Life Stadium alongside DJ Khaled, Pusha T, and the rest of the G.O.O.D. Music family. Unfortunately, Hot 97 announced early in the day they had to cancel the festival stage—which had Chance the Rapper, Tory Lanez, Curren$y, Desiigner, Post Malone, Dave East, Justine Sky, Dougie F, and Rotimi all scheduled to perform—due to New York's impending weather conditions. Hot 97's Ebro also took to Twitter to explain that Future and Usher were "cut due to time & weather."
The weather issues also caused Governors Ball to cancel the third day of the festival Sunday, which had Kanye scheduled as the headliner. Fans were as upset as all the artists set to perform about the sudden chance in plans. Fortunately, Kanye turned everything around by showing up at Summer Jam alongside the G.O.O.D. music crew.
He also attempted a surprise pop up shop in NYC to make up for the canceled Governors Ball set, but that did not go as planned as all three potential venues were forced to shut down before he was able to perform. Fortunately, Kim Kardashian West promised he will make up the show. The weather was out of Hot 97's control, but at least they persevered and gave the crowd as much as they could, which you can relive right here.
Future's manager, Anthony Saleh, also shared a lengthy statement regarding Future's appearances at The Roots Picnic and Summer jam, apologizing for the shortened and missed performance, respectively, and explaining how crushed Future was about the whole thing. However, Saleh promised to make this summer one for the history books and we don't doubt Future will live up that promise when he heads out on the North American Summer Sixteen Tour July 20 with Drake. You can read the statement from Saleh, along with tweets from Future himself and Hot 97's Ebro, below.
Future's two big performances were severely affected this weekend due to a firestorm of unfortunate events. To begin with, the generator that powered the sound at The Roots picnic went out multiple times during Future's set and he was forced against his own will to end the show early. Then yesterday, as most know, the storm that was fast approaching the NY/NJ area affected Hot 97's Summer Jam. We sat around and watched the storm come and pass ready to hit the stage. Once we arrived at Summer Jam there apparently was a riot that broke out in a section during another set. We were told that the station was forced by the city and the venue to cut us from the show. The festival organizers came to Future's dressing room and personally asked him to leave immediately. Future was crushed by the request but was told it was in the best interest and for everyone's safety that he leave. We couldn't be more disappointed but we promise our fans that in spite of the rocky start we will do everything in our power to make this summer one for the history books!!! #SummerSixteen
Nothin can stop me...— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 6, 2016
Radio station told me to leave...major pump fake— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 6, 2016
Totally satisfied & happy wit hot 97 always showing love spinning my records...misunderstood,dnt play Yoself— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 6, 2016
Positive vibes only..summer 16— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 6, 2016
Innocent fan that dnt have a clue..this the exact reason for my tweets,it wasn't me https://t.co/YlvVFHbrEQ— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 6, 2016
Artists were mad patient tonight and so were the fans..Shit was dope... Then fuck!! Hahahahaha— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) June 6, 2016
Some shit you can control some shit u can't
MetLife told us to shut it off... https://t.co/cmSGPlzRrc— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) June 6, 2016
We keep working. Love. https://t.co/pdgN1wQhWi— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) June 6, 2016
Usher, Future & Chance all got cut due to time & weather... Dammit!— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) June 6, 2016