According to consequence.net, artist Travis Scott’s concert at the Pyramids of Giza has been canceled by the Egyptian Musicians Syndicate by citing safety concerns and “peculiar rituals” as the major reasons for ditching the performance.
According to reports from Egypt Today, the Musicians Syndicate oversees issuing licenses for music concerts and cited “the safety and protection of the audience” in a statement announcing the cancellation.
But the Syndicate went one step ahead by citing “peculiar rituals performed by the star during his performance, contradicting our authentic societal values and traditions.”
Also the head of the Syndicate, Mostafa Kamel, has laid down new regulations for rap performances since being elected in October of last year.
The regulations include the requirement that rappers must be accompanied by a band of at least six musicians in order to get permits. It does not appear that this rule was a part of the decision to cancel Scott’s concert.
Scott’s performance was scheduled to take place on July 28 where it served as the live debut of the rapper’s upcoming album Utopia. In late June, a grand jury declined to indict Scott for the deaths at Astroworld…