On Friday, the rapper released a statement explaining he was forced to cancel the Dec. 6 show because of “technical difficulties.” The production crew apparently deemed it “impossible” to set up the screens in The Pinnacle Bank Arena. It’s disappointing news, to say the least, but fans won’t be completely screwed over. According to the Omaha World Herald, all tickets will be fully refunded at the point of purchase.
“Due to the scale of this production, we cannot get the screens up on time into the building in Nebraska. This tour is too important to me to do it halfway. I have to cancel the show,” he wrote. “I respect you guys too much to take the money and run. Peace, Hov.”
Jay said he had to cancel a Fresno concert earlier this month for the same reason.
The 4:44 concert kicked off in late October and will include stops in Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, and Oakland, before wrapping up Dec. 21 in Inglewood, California.
Jay’s 4:44 Tour has nabbed several headlines in recent weeks. During his show in Cleveland, the rapper pointed to a child in the audience and reassured her she could be president one day. Shortly before that, he used his time on stage to speak on the NFL protests and the injustices in our country.
“I want y’all to understand…when people are kneeling and putting their fists up and doing what they’re doing, it’s not about the flag. It’s about justice. It’s about injustice,” he told the crowd in Miami. “And that’s not a black or a white thing. It’s a human issue. It’s a human issue. Everybody should feel the same way. If your 16-year-old child left the house and didn’t come back, everyone should be affected. That’s not a black or a white issue. That’s a human issue. That’s a young person who lost their life senselessly.”