A$AP Rocky Axed from York University Concert over Assault Charges
Published Sep 13, 2013The bad news keeps on piling up for Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky. Not only is he faced with assault charges after allegedly slapping a female fan during a concert, this case has led to Rocky being axed from York University's YorkFest concert in Toronto this month.
The York Federation of Students Board of Directors cancelled the performance after learning of Rocky's assault charges. In a statement on their website, the board explained that, even though the rapper hasn't yet been found guilty, they would not be going ahead with the show.
The statement reads, "The Board of Directors has decided that this event cannot proceed until this matter is resolved. This decision should not be construed as suggesting that the YFS has any knowledge of the incident, or has a view on the innocence or guilt of the artist."
The cancellation was announced this week and, impressively, the board has already rustled up an impressive replacement performer: Major Lazer. This free gig for York students will be on September 17 at the Rexall Centre. Learn more over at the York Federation of Students Facebook page. It also features Kardinal Offishall and SonReal.
Thanks to TMZ for the tip.