New York hip-hop artist Azealia Banks may need to get a hold of Frank Ocean‘s doctor as reports claim a throat infection will force her to nix some upcoming concert dates.
According to reports, Banks’ new injury will make her a no-show at big-time events like Lollapalooza and Osheaga.
Azealia Banks needs some hardcore lozenges, stat. The oft drama-ensconced New York rapper canceled her scheduled sets at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and Montreal’s Osheaga festivals this weekend due to a throat infection — quite possibly from chewing on all of that dried up beef. We kid. Obviously this is the work of the Illuminati, trying to get their latest inductee back in line. (SPIN)
A verified Lollapalooza Twitter account has also confirmed the infection.
“UPDATE: Due to a throat infection, @AZEALIABANKS has been advised to cancel her #lolla show. New Saturday Schedule: http://lplza.co/15y3GLI,” a tweet read August 1. (Lollapalooza’s Twitter)
Coincidentally, Banks did not come through for some slated performances last year.
It’s the second successive year the New York rapper has pulled out of festivals at the eleventh hour. Last year, Banks canceled a handful of U.K. and European summer dates, including shows at Lovebox, Rockness, Park Life and Rough Beats fests. Her explanation at the time was: “They were all prematurely booked by my old management without any consideration for me and the album I need to finish!” (Billboard)
Earlier this week, Odd Future member Frank Ocean had to pull out of performing at rap star Drake’s upcoming OVO Fest due to a throat problem.
The opening night of next week’s OVO Fest in Toronto has been cancelled due to the vocal problems of its headliner, Frank Ocean, Live Nation announced on Tuesday. Ocean, who suffered a tear on his vocal cord last week, resulting in the cancellation of an Australian tour, was to perform on Aug. 4 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Canada’s largest city. James Blake, who was to perform on the same bill as Ocean, will instead be added to the sold-out Aug. 5 show alongside Drake and Wale. Tickets for the opening night will be refunded. (Billboard)