Young Thug’s Lawsuit Over Racially Charged Concert Dismissed


In 2021, Young Thug’s concert at the New York Fairgrounds was canceled amidst claims of unfair promotion, as reported by HipHopDX. This led to a lawsuit from the promoters, who alleged that the cancellation was motivated by “racial animus” on the part of the State of New York, according to The New York Law Journal.

The publication stated, “Defendants’ failure to fulfill their contractual obligations was allegedly grounded on racial animus toward plaintiffs, to the race of Young Thug, to the concert, and to the perceived race of the anticipated concertgoers.”

US District Judge Brenda Sannes dismissed the lawsuit on the grounds that the State of New York is not a person, but a corporation. However, the plaintiffs have filed for leave to re-file the lawsuit on additional grounds, as revealed by court documents obtained by HipHopDX.

It should be noted that while Young Thug is not directly involved in this particular lawsuit, he is facing another one. Last June, he was unable to perform at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena due to incarceration, and the concert’s promoter has claimed that the $150,000 advance was never returned.

The lawsuit filing stated, “Due to his arrest and the nature of the felony criminal charges against Williams, it was immediately apparent in May 2022 that he would not be able to perform as required in the agreement. To date, A-1 Concert has not received any reimbursement of the $150,000 owed to it.”

Young Thug is an artist signed to Warner Music. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.


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