Lil Baby Says Promoter Tricked Him Into Pre-Super Bowl Performance

Lil Baby still put on a show for the fans.

BYAron A.
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The Super Bowl weekend had artists like Lil Baby, Drake, and Lil Durk hosting and performing events across Arizona. Each year, the Super Bowl helps boost the local economy in the city that hosts the game. Not only through the anticipation for the biggest night in America but also, through the amount of celebrity presence. Promoters pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure artists for walkthroughs, performances and hosting. Ultimately, there was no shortage of excitement ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles match-up. Plenty of our favorite artists showed out for a good time and provided fans with unforgettable experiences.

Drake, for instance, recreated his elaborate Apollo Theater set-up for a pre-Super Bowl bash which had everyone from Cardi B to Christina Aguilera in attendance. Future and Lil Durk also had their hostings that brought out massive crowds. Machine Gun Kelly also performed that weekend, though the outcome wasn't as favorable as some of the other artists. Needless to say, everyone secured a massive bag during the Super Bowl weekend before the big game. Fans undoubtedly saw some great shows, as well. For example, Lil Baby delivered an impromptu set for his fans, despite not receiving payment for the performance.

Lil Baby Performs For Fans After Promoter “Tricks” Him

Concerts and performances are the bread-and-butter for most rappers but Baby values the support of his fans more than a bag. This weekend, the rapper performed at a concert that he wasn’t even scheduled to perform. As he took the stage, Baby put the promoter on blast. “I’m gonna tell y’all straight up. The promoter tricked me. I wasn’t even supposed to be performing but there’s so many of y’all,” he told the audience.

Regardless of how much he potentially lost, his fans received an incredible performance. Baby is fresh off of the release of his latest studio album, It’s Only Me so he delivered a performance with new and old records. He likely picked up the bag elsewhere, so chances are, he wasn't sweating the free show. The rapper also performed at Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Super Bowl party along with the Travis Scott. Check out the post above. 

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.