City Girls Catch Heat After Performing in a Packed Florida Nightclub

Yung Miami and JT took the stage Friday night at Tallahassee's Bajas Beachclub, where they performed for a large crowd of mostly of maskless fans.

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City Girls' recent nightclub performance has generated some controversy.

On Friday night, members Yung Miami and JT took the stage at Bajas Beachclub in Tallahassee, where they were performed for a massive crowd that failed to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. Footage of the in-door gig has since surfaced on social media, showing the many of the attendees standing shoulder-to-shoulder without masks.

City girls brought the city out @YungMiami305 @ThegirlJT

— key (@TBHKEYYY) January 30, 2021

Despite the ongoing pandemic, Florida is among the states that has significantly relaxed its COVID-19 restrictions. The state entered the third phase of reopening back in September, allowing bars and restaurants to operate at full capacity; there's also no statewide mask mandate, but cities and counties can impose limitations as they see fit. 

Although the City Girls concert was not in violation of any Florida orders, many people took to social media to slam the duo for potentially putting their fans at risk. Florida recently surpassed 1.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and has tallied more than 26,000 virus-related deaths. 

Earlier this week, the White House Coronavirus Task Force released a report calling on the state to close its bars, restaurants, and gyms amid surging hospitalizations. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis indicated the state has no intentions of reimplementing restrictions.

"We believe every job is essential," he said, as reported by First Coast News. "You work in a restaurant, we have your back. If you are a hair stylist, we protect your right to earn a living and if you are a parent we ensure your kids have the right to in-person learning. Lockdowns do not work."

You can read reactions to the City Girls' Florida gig below.

this just made me so angry. like i’ve just been staring at this tweet trying to find words and i can’t

— dash is sleeping • they/them (@thedigitaldash_) January 30, 2021

This morning I found out my cousin died of COVID. Please hold your condolences and instead use your platform to help push against venues like this and artists who seem to care so little about people dying of COVID. We can’t normalize any of this.

— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) January 30, 2021

Can somebody, anybody tell Florida that we’re in the midst of a pandemic?#EarthIsGhetto

— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) January 30, 2021

It’s sad bc some of them are literally gonna be hospitalized and might even die bc of this. And on that same note it’s really fuck y’all for being super spreaders and making this pandemic longer and more difficult than it already is

— Ni⚜️ (@TMKordei) January 30, 2021

— Dieko (@Dieko_bytheway) January 30, 2021

Covid in the crowd like

— journalist jawn (@dirtywhiteups) January 30, 2021

Y’all keep that same energy.

— Roxxie.Moon (@RoxxieMoon) January 30, 2021

Catching Covid at a City Girls concert and then gonna be mad when St. Peter refuses to let them into heaven bc their last words were the lyrics to Pussy Talk

— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) January 30, 2021

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