Drake’s Canceled Lollapalooza Brasil Set Prompts Fans To Get Refunds

Skrillex replaced Drake as a headliner, and many fans are still angry that the Canadian superstar seemingly ditched his fans in São Paulo to hang out in Miami.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Drake’s Canceled Lollapalooza Brasil Set Prompts Fans To Get Refunds

Drake unfortunately canceled his headlining Lollapalooza Brasil set, scheduled for Sunday (March 26), and disappointment quickly turned to anger. Moreover, fans expressed outrage that he was spotted hanging out at a Miami club with 50 Cent that weekend, although the official explanation of the canceled show tells a different story. Regardless, Skrillex replaced the 6 God as headliner, and the festival is now offering fans refunds for their troubles. Not only that, but with the cancelation coming just hours before he was set to perform, this left quite the sour taste in people's mouths.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Drake is without members of his sound and production team, essential to the realization of the Lollapalooza show in Sao Paulo,” Lolla Brasil's IG page posted on Sunday. “Drake was excited to perform for his fans in Brazil. Unfortunately, this is beyond his control. Apologies." In its caption, they outlined refund policies, stating that fans could request one until April 5th and a variety of plans for each ticket category. Between his outing with 50 and his other performance controversies, Latin American fans aren't happy at all with the "Rich Flex" MC.

Lollapalooza Brasil Offers Refunds For Canceled Drake Set

Moreover, his Lollapalooza Argentina set faced a myriad of issues and controversial developments, although he at least performed. However, he apparently came out 15 minutes late for his set according to fan testimonies. Also, he reportedly retracted a previous agreement to livestream the show just minutes before emerging out to the crowd, which left fans at home confused and disappointed. Finally, it seems like his show lasted only about 45 minutes or so, which is far from the typical hour or hour-and-a-half slot many headliners use up.

Meanwhile in the States, a lot of fans blasted insanely high ticket prices for his tour with 21 Savage. In fact, Ticketmaster received a class-action lawsuit for allegedly boosting price ranges up to an absurd amount, likely due to demand. While Ticketmaster controversies are practically a given at this point, it's odd to see Drake garner flack for his first few performances in quite a long time. One would think that he'd be excited and committed to performing at a high caliber for his massive audience. Hopefully these instances are due to bad luck and poor planning, and not the 36-year-old's own carelessness and dismissal of his fans and agreements. Regardless, log back into HNHH for the latest news and updates on Drake.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.