Pennsylvania rapper Eem Triplin received a free XBox Series X from Rolling Loud after only 13 people showed up to see his performance in September.
Triplin took to social media to unveil the new customized gaming console, which was gold-plated and had his name engraved on the top.
“Hopefully you get 20 people next time. Love. Rolling Loud,” a letter read from the festival.
“Rolling loud sent me a free xbox cause they felt bad i only had 13 people at my set,” Triplin wrote with a skull emoji. Rolling Loud even ended up responding to the rapper by writing: “Glad you liked it.”
rolling loud sent me a free xbox cause they felt bad i only had 13 people at my set💀 pic.twitter.com/2zvVZsRh6n
— Eem Triplin (@EemTriplin) November 29, 2022
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September’s Rolling Loud festival in New York was stacked with rap royalty per usual, and included headlining appearances from Future, Nicki Minaj, and A$AP Rocky, though similarly to Triplin, the latter didn’t have the experience he wanted to have at the festival either.
The Harlem rapper headlined day two of the traveling festival at Citi Field in Queens on September 24, but his show ended abruptly when his microphone was turned off after 30 minutes.
Pretty Flacko issued a statement on Twitter on Sunday (September 25) apologizing to his fans and expressing his “hurt” over how his performance unfolded.
“I am so hurt right now!” he wrote. “Last night was supposed to be a turning point in my live shows from the old to new! I will take full responsibility for the circumstances of what led to last nights show being everything it was and everything it wasn’t.
“I also want to acknowledge that even tho I prepared the best show for my fans, detail for detail, over the course of MONTHS… I was unfortunately not able to bring my vision to fruition and Im hurt about that and want to apologize to all of my fans and continued supporters.”
Additional performers during the three-day stint included Lil Baby, Pusha T, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Big Sean, Erica Banks, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Soulja Boy, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign, Chief Keef, Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, Benny The Butcher, Boldy James and The Alchemist and so many others.