Published Dec 12, 2016Mississauga-born OVO affiliate Partynextdoor recently put a wrap on his Jeremih-equipped "Summer's Over" tour — a run of dates that the latter R&B artist didn't make to the end of. Now Partynextdoor has spoken out about Jeremih's departure from the trek.
In closing the tour with a final date in San Francisco last night (December 11), he told the crowd, "I appreciate everybody filling up this room, and standing in this room, and not refunding your ticket, because you want to see a real person."
Following Jeremih's removal from the tour, Live Nation offered ticketholders a refund. "We've decided it's best for the Summer's Over tour to continue without Jeremih, effective immediately," the promoter said in a statement. "After multiple incidents we are left with no other choice. We do not support these actions or take these actions lightly."
While onstage, Partynextdoor continued: "I might not have the most hits in the game that's under my name — I might not sing the best falsetto... Everyone knows I'm a real person and I don't have time for any other fake shit. I can't do fake shit. I'm not calling nobody fake, I'm just saying."
Reports of a spat between the two artists and their teams came to light after a performance in Chicago on November 29, in which Jeremih dropped his mic and stormed offstage after having his set cut as a result of going over his time limit. A date in Houston not long after saw concertgoers claim that Jeremih had sent an imposter to perform his set, after reportedly disagreeing about his status as an opening act as opposed to a co-headliner on the tour.
From there, a date in Dallas the following night saw Jeremih say "Partynextdoor and his crew are some bitch ass niggas. Now tell me that. Tell me what I said now?" before adding, "Y'all better scream for Partynextdoor now. Tell him to pay that fake-ass budget they've been pressing at night."
Watch video of Partynextdoor's onstage statement below.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.