Numerous websites, including this one, reported that YG breached a $60,000 contract by performing “Fuck Donald Trump” at San Diego State University last weekend. SPIN reports YG received his full paycheck for the concert due to the simple fact that the performance of the incendiary anti-Trump anthem was never explicitly forbidden in the contract he signed.
According to Associated Students of SDSU spokesperson Raven Tyson, YG was informally asked not to perform “FDT,” and a performance of the song did not constitute a breach of contract.
“During booking discussions with Live Nation, the student Greenfest committee that selected the artist and planned the GreenFest concert requested that YG not perform his song, ‘FDT,’” Tyson told SPIN by email. “The student Greenfest Committee was advised that an artist can be asked, but that there is a possibility that the artist will still play the song. On the night of the concert, YG indicated that he wanted to play the song ‘FDT’ even though he had been asked not to by Associated Students. Associated Students indicated that payment would not be withheld if he played the song. YG was paid his full $60,000 fee for performing at Greenfest.”
Read YG’s HNHH digital cover story here.