Cardi B Cancels Concert Minutes Due to Security Threat
Written by olucapri on July 31, 2019
Cardi B was forced to abruptly cancel her Indiana concert on Tuesday night after receiving a security threat at the venue.
STATEMENT FROM TONIGHT’S PROMOTER MAMMOTH LIVE:
“Due to a security threat and safety concerns at this evening’s show, management has advised that this show be postponed. These threats are currently under investigation.” pic.twitter.com/PZopS6W8rd
— Bankers Life Fieldhouse (@TheFieldhouse) July 31, 2019
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, 26, eventually spoke out about the incident on social media and sent her apologies to the crowd, who she said she looked forward to trying a new dance move for.
“Dear Indiana people I’m so sorry for today,” she wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “I will like to let you know I was at the venue, I was even rehearsing a new move I been excited to do on my show.”
“Unfortunately, there was a security threat that is currently under investigation right now,” she continued. “My safety and your safety first.”
Along with the message, Cardi shared a video that had been recorded during rehearsals that showed her doing a headstand on the stairs of her stage before coming to her feet and continuing to sing.
Dear Indiana people I’m so sorry for today .I will like to let you know I was at the venue I was even rehearsing a new move I been excited to do on my show. Unfortunately there was a security threat that is currently under investigation right now. My safety and your safety first. pic.twitter.com/4glELemzYY
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 31, 2019
In a tweet shortly before the rapper was set to take the stage at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, it was announced that the concert would not be going ahead.
While fans were angered at first and vented their frustrations on social media, later the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that the scheduled performance had to be canceled following an “unverified threat.”
Though the show was not happening, IMPD officers reassured everyone that there was “no immediate threat to public safety” and that authorities were currently investigating the matter.