Yo Gotti has announced some intel regarding the 8th annual Yo Gotti & Friends Birthday Bash.
The special event, set for June 19 at the FedEx Forum Arena in Gotti's hometown of Memphis, will feature performances from Gotti and an assortment of surprise guests.
"This year's Birthday Bash is going to be the best one yet," Gotti said in a statement to Complex. "We have special guests and surprises in the works, and I can't wait for my fans to experience it. This is going to be the greatest party Memphis has ever seen."
Pre-sale tickets for the Birthday Bash will launch on Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. CT and will remain available through Jan. 23. The pre-sale code for TIDAL users is TIDAL, while Ticketmaster users can obtain pre-sale tickets using the code TRAPPED. General ticket sales begin Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. CT through Ticketmaster. Previous Birthday Bash events have included special guests like Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Wayne, YG, Nicki Minaj, and more.
Also on Wednesday, Yo Gotti and Team Roc took out a full-page ad in The Clarion Ledger to share a letter to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves calling for immediate action on the dire issues facing Mississippi Department of Corrections inmates.
Read the letter in full below:
To the Honorable Tate Reeves, Governor of Mississippi,
Dear Governor Reeves,
First we would like to congratulate you on your election as the 65th Governor of Mississippi. We reacted to the news with optimism, knowing your reputation as a fair and decent man. This became apparent when you pledged to ensure the safety and preserve the human dignity of all of those incarcerated within the Mississippi Department of Corrections, whether through guilt or circumstance.
Also, your very public rebuke of “business as usual” sent a strong message to local civic and business leaders that, whether they supported you or tried to thwart your message of change: you were not content to merely rock the boat in Mississippi, but to change the boat, if necessary. You also gave thousands of inmates and family members even a small glimmer of hope that they had a governor unafraid to look at problems with fresh eyes.
But we are writing today to sound the alarm as the MDOC situation is growing more dire by the moment and demands immediate action. We have correspondenced with those on the inside and outside of the system and, to be honest, the images are extraordinarily troubling and haunting and run counter to every lesson we've ever been taught.
The humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in Mississippi today, as we write this letter, is sending the exact opposite message to your state and our country. It is as immoral as it is counter-productive.
For if a goal of incarceration is rehabilitation, how can we ever hope to return these men to society when the extreme neglect and dangerous conditions under which they are subjected strips away every last bit of self-worth?
We recognize that there are people incarcerated in the MDOC for due cause–that they may be considered a danger to society—and so we are not asking for them to serve one less day than they are required. We are merely asking that they be able to serve out their sentences as human beings and not animals.
Many of us have not walked in their shoes; have not made poor decisions that would permanently affect their lives and the lives of others. Despite that, eyewitness accounts leave an inescapable impression: that those men are no less deserving of mercy than any of us.
We are imploring you to make this a priority and to shine a spotlight upon a badly deteriorating system, to declare it the emergency and put the full weight of your office and authority to protect their basic human rights.
We appreciate your soonest attention to this matter.
Mario Mims “Yo Gotti”
cc: Until Freedom