Populux in Detroit suggests that their account was hacked.
Populux, a venue in Detroit drew some negative attention to itself this week after a number of racist tweets criticizing the Black Live Matter movement were sent out from the venue's account. After catching wind of the tweets, which essentially pinned the Dallas shooting on Black Lives Matter, Obama, and liberals in general, Vic Mensa announced that he would no longer be performing at the Detroit club, posting screenshots from the now deleted tweets as explanation.
The venue has claimed that the tweets in question were the results of a hacking, releasing a statement on the matter. “We didn’t authorize these tweets. We’re working to understand how our account was compromised,” it reads. “We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.”
As they investigate the source of the tweets, Populux has deactivated their Twitter account and shut their doors for the immediate future. It will remain closed for "at least a week," according to a spokesperson's report to the Detroit news. Vic Mensa's July 29th tour date at the venue is still listed on TicketWeb, but tickets are not currently on sale for the event.