WEST HOLLYWOOD—A free hip-hop concert performed by rapper Future was cancelled twice on Thursday, July 23 in West Hollywood, before a venue was located that could hold the amount of fans that showed up, according to reports.
The first cancellation occurred when 700 fans showed up at the the Roxy Nightclub, exceeding the venue’s capacity of 500. Future was supposed to play a last “Salute to Fans” concert in the final leg of a four-part tour to promote his latest album, “Dirty Sprite 2.”
As the crowd grew, police had to close off the area between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard. Police in riot gear arrived eventually, according to the Los Angeles Times. Videos and reports from social media also confirm this.
When Future announced a new location would be a mile away at the House of Blues, 1,200 fans flocked to the new spot. 800 fans got wristbands at the door, but two fire extinguishers went off, prompting another cancellation, confirmed at 10 p.m.
The scene outside of the venue was getting increasingly rowdy. At 11:15 p.m,, the Sheriff’s Department tweeted a traffic alert that Sunset Boulevard would be closed to thru traffic from Kings Road to La Cienega Boulevard.
Before LASD sent out their traffic alert, Future sent a tweet to his fans assuring them that he would put on the performance.
By 2 a.m., the rapper got the Supper Club in Hollywood to put on his performance, and sent a tweet to his fans accordingly.
Future, also known as Future Hendrix, real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, is a popular rapper this season, having just released his latest album. He first signed with Epic Records after releasing several mixtapes, including one titled “Dirty Sprite.”
“The devil jealous of me,” Future tweeted in response to capacity-breaking shows.