Rolling Loud acquired off to a considerably uneven begin this weekend with stop-and-go performances by some big-time expertise … together with Travis Scott, who had his set finish early.
The rapper was the headlining artist Saturday for the L.A. music fest, and whereas all the things gave the impression to be going easily via his efficiency … the dude’s background tunes began to fade as he was in the midst of working via his hit track “Goosebumps.”
Then, all the things simply stopped … and Travis got here on the mic quickly afterward to say that “they” have been making him reduce issues off early. No additional rationalization was supplied.
There’s rumblings that Travis was late for his gig, which can clarify the strict time restrict — however, on its face, it feels just like the Rolling Loud promoters may’ve not needed issues to get too loopy … a la, Astroworld. It’s onerous to say … the RL crowd did not look to be at risk.
Anyway, that is removed from the one technical subject that went down … one other big star, Nicki Minaj, additionally needed to cope with lacking backing tracks and audio — which she truly addressed within the second as properly. Frankly, she was pissed about it … calling out the DJ.
It was fairly harsh … she stored saying “kill the DJ” and was firing off loss of life stares because the man continued to battle enjoying the suitable track behind her. Also awkward … Lil Wayne — her former mentor — was standing proper subsequent to her, as he’d introduced her out as a particular visitor.
Nicki was none too happy with the screw-up … and he or she appeared to take it personally.
In lighter information (possibly) … Justin Bieber popped up at Rolling Loud too, which took lots of people abruptly. Obviously, the group was tremendous pumped when he rolled up subsequent to Don Toliver (who was scheduled to carry out) and helped sing their joint track “Private Landing.”
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Thing is although … his cameo look right here comes on the heels of the Biebs canceling the remainder of his world tour, with no correct rationalization. You’ll recall — JB pulled the plug on tour dates spanning all throughout the globe, together with a number of counties in Europe.
Most assume it is due to his well being struggles — which have compelled him to hit pause within the latest previous — however this time … he did not communicate on it in any respect … simply kinda threw within the towel.
Now, right here he’s onstage trying simply nice … which could elevate an eyebrow together with his fanbase. If he can do that … why not come on the highway for us? It’s attention-grabbing for positive. Justin, in the meantime, did not appear to bat an eyelash over it in any respect … he was within the zone and chillin’.
Elsewhere at Rolling Loud … extra artists hit the stage, and most all the things else appeared to go fairly properly. Rappers like Kodak Black, Tyga, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz and looootttts of others carried out, and by most accounts … it was all gravy in Los Angeles.
There’s yet another night time to go (Sunday) … and Future‘s the large canine tonight. Here we go!