It’s been nearly one week since a counter-protester was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia after a group of white nationalists converged on the city in protest of the removal of a Confederate statue.

Given the tragic events that unfolded in the city last weekend, Atlanta rap titan Future has chosen to cancel his August 19 show in Charlottesville and August 20 show in Virginia Beach. On Thursday (August 17), he revealed his decision to cancel both shows was “out of respect” via Twitter.

“Out of respect for the tragic events I felt it wasn’t rite to perform at this time..please understand my heart mean well VA #FutureHendrix,” Future wrote.

A statement from the chair of the University Programs Council (UPC), the University of Virginia organization that would have held the Future concert in Charlottesville, said the Freebandz leader was also concerned about safety.

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“Future expressed concerns with safety, particularly following the events of this past weekend,” UPC Chair Nolan Reilly told The Cavalier Daily. “Our contingency plan has been developing hour by hour, but we are currently leveraging a social media marketing campaign to get the attention of Chance the Rapper.”

Although new dates have yet to be scheduled for Future’s Virginia stops, he let fans know he’ll be back “very soon.”

“VA is important to me & always will be. I’m comin very soon,my word! Love Forever,” he tweeted.