Cardi B Announced as Headliner for PA Hip-Hop Show, Except...Not
According to the Morning Call, Cardi B had been slated to headline “the biggest hip-hop concert the Lehigh Valley has ever seen” but now, it appears the Hip-Hop phenom won't be bringing her talents to Allentown after all.
The Spring Break Take Over concert’s promoter, Mark Hunt of LSP Enterprises said that the company through whom he booked the "Bodak Yellow" rapper was not actually authorized to book her. By the time the mistake was found it was too late for Cardi's camp to confirm the date, which would now interfere with her performance at iHeart Radio Music Awards in California the day after.
The Spring Break Take Over will continue with previously announced performers Fabolous, Philly's PnB Rock, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Jersey City's own Albee Al.
Tickets remain available at $43.50-$203.50 at www.PPLCenter.com and 610-347-TIXX.
Hunt expressed his wish to replace Cardi with a performer of equal stature, “but that’s hard to say because she’s the hottest thing in the game today,” he said.
“I still think it’s a great show, with Fabolous, PnB Rock and A Boogie wit da Hoodie,” Hunt said. He also assured that anyone who bought tickets to the show on Monday or Tuesday, after Cardi B was announced, will receive a refund at point of purchase.
“We take full responsibility for our mistake,” Hunt said. “It was a mistake that happened and we’re trying to fix it and give people a great show.”
Asked whether ticket sales increased with her announcement, Hunt responded, “That’s a no-brainer right there. She was going from the Grammys to here.”
Cardi B was recently seen performing alongside Bruno Mars at this year's Grammy Awards. after being featured on Mars’ chart-topping hit “Finesse (Remix)." following an appearance on G Easy's "No Limit." This following a 2017 which saw the Bronx emcee win four BET Hip-Hop Awards, including Best New Hip-Hop Artist and Mix Tape of the Year. Her blazing single “Bodak Yellow” was nominated for two Grammy Awards: for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance and reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Though she has yet to release an album, in January she released her third mix tape in a year, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2,” helping to hold down her seat at the top of the hip-hop world.
Next up we'll see Cardi B as the supporting act on Bruno Mars’ tour, which hits the Wells Fargo Center Sept. 19 and 20.
Spring Break Take Over, with Fabolous, PnB Rock, A Boogie wit da Hoodie and Albee Al “The Gladiator”
When: 8 p.m. March 10
Where: PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St., Allentown
Tickets: $43.50-$203.50, www.PPLCenter.com and 610-347-TIXX.