by Malik Glaspie
Last Friday, Nov. 4, Norfolk State students were in an uproar about a promised act not performing during the homecoming concert. Prior to the event, the concert was promoted highly with promise of performances by rappers D.R.A.M., Young Crazy and Young Thug. The night went smoothly with two out of the three artists performing. Unfortunately, when it came time for Young Thug (Jeffrey Lamar Williams) to perform, he was a no-show.
Ever since then, students have taken to social media to show their disappointment as to why he didn’t perform, even getting acknowledgement from prominent media outlet XXL magazine.
Norfolk State University released a statement on Thursday, Nov. 10, following up with disgruntled students.
“NSU Policy 46.08 states that special event ticket holders shall be entitled to a refund if the event is cancelled by the university or sponsor. Since NSU did not cancel the concert or Young Thug’s contract, the university will not issue refunds for the Homecoming Concert,” the university said in an email to students. Attendees paid between $15-$40 for tickets.
“According (to) TheShadeRoom, his no-show was so last minute, D.R.A.M. introduced the Atlanta rapper to the stage, only to find out he was actually not in the building. According to sources, YT missed his flight and was unable to make the show,” XXLmag.com said in a Nov. 5 article by C. Vernon Coleman II.
The Shade Room article referenced by XXL also implied that Young Thug had booked a concert in Texas at the same time as the NSU Homecoming Concert, but gave no word if Young Thug performed there or not.
As of publication time, university officials have not said whether they will pursue breach-of-contract legal action against Jeffrey Lamar Williams (AKA “Young Thug”) for being a no-show. In addition, there has been no official comment from Williams or his agent(s).
YT is scheduled to perform in Norfolk on Nov. 14 for his HIHORSE’d Tour with 21 Savage.