Travis Scott Banned From Performing At The Pyramids In Egypt

The Egyptian musicians' syndicate were worried by Travis' "rituals."

BYAlexander Cole
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Travis Scott had some big plans next week for his new album Utopia. The plan was for him to perform the album in full at the Pyramids in Egypt. Overall, this would happen just outside of Cairo, which is the country's capital. Tickets for the show had already completely sold out. Although the show is a long way from the United States, this felt like a truly incredible idea. After all, what better way to display a new album than in front of one of the world's greatest wonders?

Unfortunately, it would appear as though Travis Scott needs to come up with some new plans for his show. According to Yahoo!, the Egyptian musicians' syndicate has declared that it will not allow Travis to perform. Overall, this decision comes as a bit of a surprise. Typically, artists are allowed to perform at the Pyramids. However, hip-hop has become a target of the syndicate as of late. It has been claimed that the genre goes against the country's "traditions" at times.

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Travis Scott Will Need To Make New Plans

TOPSHOT - US rapper Travis Scott poses during a photocall for the tv series "The Idol" on the sidelines of the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 23, 2023. (Photo by Patricia DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP) (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

As it turns out, the syndicate took a look at Travis' planned stage show, and was immediately appalled by some of the "rituals" he was going to perform. "The syndicate found images and documented information on the strange rituals he practices, which go against our traditions," a statement from the group explained. Simply put, they felt like Scott's performance was disrespectful to Egyptian culture. Although, they did not explain exactly what Scott was going to do.

This is a huge blow to the Utopia roll out. For now, Travis has yet to give a statement on exactly what is going on. Only time will tell what he decides to do next. Let us know what you think of all this, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the music world.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.