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Rapper Says Amarillo Show was Promoted Without His Consent

A rapper who was reportedly scheduled to perform in Amarillo this weekend says a concert at the Azteca Music Hall was promoted without his consent.

T-Pain, a world-renowned rap star, said on Twitter on Thursday that he is not planning to perform in Amarillo on Saturday. Amarillo radio station Wild 104.3 and Rap Soul Entertainment had been promoting the concert in Amarillo, advertising that T-Pain was to perform on Saturday with Afroman.

On Thursday, a fan tweeted to T-Pain asking if he would be attending the concert. T-Pain replied, saying that he received an offer for a concert in Amarillo but turned it down, after agreeing to a show in Miami, Florida.

"I just got off the phone with my team," T-Pain wrote on Twitter. "There was never a contract issued for this show. We got an offer. We didn’t like it. They went up a little. We still didn’t like it. Found a better offer in Miami. I never signed anything nor agreed to anything regarding this show"

Shortly after the announcement, Rap Soul Entertainment released a statement, saying that the advertising was the mistake of a third party and not the fault of the company or Wild 104.3.

"We want to first apologize to our supporters and to T-Pain fans who bought tickets," Rap Soul said in a statement. "Secondly apologize to T-Pain and his management team as it was a miscommunication on the third party booking agency on behalf and we have since worked this out. This confusion was no fault of Wild 104.3, T-Pain, Rap Soul Ent. [sic] or the promoters. It is now rectified, New date coming ASAP!"

Refunds are available upon request, according to Rap Soul Entertainment.

Photo by Rap Up

Photo by Rap Up

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