Published Mar 25, 2009Following a clash between concertgoers and Vancouver police, NYC MC Necro has released a statement. As we reported yesterday (March 24), police were forced to disperse an angry crowd at Vancouver's Richard's on Richards nightclub, where Necro fans began rioting on Saturday (March 21) when they discovered the rapper would not be performing.
According to Necro's statement, his tour bus had broken down on the way to the Vancouver show, forcing him to miss the club's 2:00 a.m. curfew and call off the performance. He added that he was "just as fucking disappointed as you guys" and said not to "ever question my love for Vancouver or any spot on Earth. Just understand this is touring on the road and shit happens. I don't do drugs and I don't fuck around with my business, so there is nothing that stopped this gig from happening expect straight up bad luck with our bus."
Here is Necro's all-caps statement in full:
WHATS UP, I'M REALLY SORRY I DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE VANCOUVER GIG.
WE WERE REALLY CLOSE AND HAD BEEN DRIVING LITERALLY FOR OVER 30 HOURS WITH NO HOTEL ROOM STOPS TO MAKE IT, BUT WE HAD ISSUES AND THE TOUR BUS BROKE DOWN, AND IT FUCKED UP THE ITINERARY SCHEDULE. THE TOUR MANAGER DIDN'T ANTICIPATE THE EXTRA TIME IT WOULD TAKE, AND WITH THE BUS BREAKING DOWN WE LOST MAD HOURS.
WE WERE TRYING SO FUCKING HARD TO GET THERE IN TIME SO I COULD JUMP ON STAGE EVEN IF IT WAS 2 A.M., RIGHT OFF THE BUS TO MURDER THAT SHIT FOR YOU AND BELIEVE ME I WAS SHREADED FROM ALL THE DRIVING. BUT EVEN WHEN I AM SICK I JUMP ON STAGE AND GIVE IT MY ALL. I JUST COULDNT FUCKING GET THERE IN TIME, MAN, AND TRUST ME, I WAS JUST AS FUCKING DISAPPOINTED AS YOU GUYS.
IN 200+ SHOWS I HAVE PERFORMED AND BEEN BOOKED TO PERFORM IN THE LAST 3 YEARS I HAVE ONLY MISSED ONE OTHER SHOW, THAT WAS SEATTLE WHEN I HAD CRAZY BRONCHITIS, AND HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE I COULDN'T BREATHE WELL OR MOVE AND EVEN THAT NIGHT I WAS CONSIDERING DOING THE SHOW, BUT I HAD TO THINK OF MY HEALTH FIRST. MY TRUE NECRO FANS SHOULD KNOW I WOULD NEVER NOT DO A SHOW JUST TO BE A DICK.
IM NOT A ROCKSTAR AND NEVER ACT LIKE ONE, I'M A THUG FROM THE STREETS THAT RESPECTS ALL THAT SUPPORT MY MOVEMENT.
WE REALLY COULDNT CONTROL THE SITUATION, THESE THINGS HAPPEN MAN ON TOUR. ITS PART OF THE GAME AND IT HAS HAPPENED TO EVERYONE THAT PERFORMS ON THE ROAD. JUST DONT THINK ANY STUPID SHIT MAN. WE WERE 30 HOURS ON THE ROAD, AND WE ENDED UP ARRIVING THERE LIKE 6 A.M., 4 TO 5 HOURS TOO LATE TO MAKE THE GIG. MY TOUR MANAGER WAS DEALING WITH THE PROMOTER TO WORK SHIT OUT, BUT I CAN'T SPEAK ON WETHER THEY WERE HANDLING IT CORRECTLY CUZ I HAVENT HAD MAJOR EXPERIENCE IN THIS KIND OF SITUATION. I KNOW WE WERE HOPING TO ARRIVE EVEN BY 1 A.M.
SO IF THEY KEPT YALL THERE, IT PROBABLY WASNT TO SCHEME ON YOU FOR DRINK SALES, BUT BECAUSE THEY WERE HOPING I WOULD ARRIVE BY 2 A.M., BUT WE JUST COULDNT GET THERE. IT FUCKING SUCKS AND I WOULD HAVE DESTROYED THE SHOW LIKE ALL MY SHOWS AND I WOULD HAVE STOOD BY THE MERCH TABLE ALL NIGHT AND MET EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU, LIKE I DID IN TO, MTL, KINGSTON, THUNDERBAY AND WINNIPEG.
IT SUCKS TOO CUZ BY 6 A.M. I WAS IN VANCOUVER BUT THERE WAS NO SHOW TO PERFORM SO I TRIED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR SUNDAY, BUT SHIT JUST DIDNT WORK OUT WITH THE PROMOTER AND CLUB. I'M NOT ONE TO JUDGE, MORE OF A CRIMINAL, SO I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY YOU WOULD RIOT AND WILD OUT BUT THAT OBVIOUSLY ISNT THE BEST WAY TO DEAL WITH SHIT, SO I DONT SUPPORT Y'ALL DOING THAT ONLY CUZ IT MIGHT EFFECT FUTURE GIGS IN VAN AND BECAUSE SOMEONE MIGHT GET HURT THAT DOESN'T DESERVE IT.
BUT DONT EVER QUESTION MY LOVE FOR VANCOUVER OR ANY SPOT ON EARTH. I'M DOWN TO PERFORM ANYWHERE MY FANS ARE, JUST UNDERSTAND THIS IS TOURING ON THE ROAD AND SHIT HAPPENS. I DONT DO DRUGS AND I DONT FUCK AROUND WITH MY BUSINESS, SO THERE IS NOTHING THAT STOPPED THIS GIG FROM HAPPENING EXCEPT STRAIGHT UP BAD LUCK WITH OUR BUS. RESPECT THAT AND SPREAD THE WORD TO THE SICKOS. IT'S ALL LOVE, LET'S MOVE FORWARD.