Kanye West’s multi-city screenings of his song “New Slaves” on buildings across the United States hit another hitch.
Two days after the Houston Police Department ended multiple screenings of the video, The Baltimore Sun reports that the city of Baltimore canceled the event.
Baltimore Police Department page announced the cancellation via Twitter:
NOTICE – The Kanye West album release events in Baltimore have been cancelled tonight.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) May 26, 2013
Reports indicate that the cancellation was on the city’s part because the organizers did not have proper permits, citing the use of electricity and the anticipated crowds.
Still, a projection may have occurred elsewhere in the city, per Def Jam’s Twitter account:
Leave the Baltimore Emerson Tower and lets head to 2925 Hudson Street – 11pm!
— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) May 27, 2013
Baltimore and Houston were both to be part of a second wave of screenings after Kanye debuted the track on 66 buildings around the US.