YoungBoy Never Broke Again apparently isn’t too concerned about his fans’ safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Saturday (December 5), the 21-year-old rapper hosted a concert in Orlando, Florida where hundreds of people were crammed inside to watch him perform their favorite YoungBoy songs.
In a video shared by Akademiks, very few people were wearing masks or practicing social distancing despite the recent surge in cases around the United States. According to a press release issued in November, the concert was originally scheduled for April but was postponed due to the pandemic. The press release about the make-up date made no mention of masks or social distancing being required.
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Last month, Lil Baby faced an onslaught of criticism after he performed at Houston’s Spire Nightclub to a packed crowd. Speaking with ABC13, Houston mayor Sylvester Turner called video of the performance “very disturbing.”
He added, “The way I look at it, it’s quite selfish on their part. There are many businesses and managers that are doing the right thing, and I commend them. But there are some who are simply ignoring the healthcare precautions and the protocols.”
Video shows large crowds at Houston nightclub https://t.co/QeX0rzvVZI pic.twitter.com/5kKCVE7BMt
— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) November 28, 2020
Spire Nightclub offered a statement and claimed they eventually shut down the event.
“We were below our legal occupancy,” the statement read. “Every night we deal with keeping people socially distant. Once Lil Baby (Wednesday night’s headliner) started to perform, people got out of their seats and rush towards the front area, so we had to cut the concert short.”
On the flipside, Lupe Fiasco recently said any of his fans planning to attend his concerts in the future will have to get the COVID-19 vaccine first.
The ongoing pandemic has claimed the lives of over 279,000 Americans and over 1.53 million people worldwide, according to the latest data from the Centers For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). The virus has already claimed the lives of Fred The Godson, New Orleans DJ Black N Mild and Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. legend Gangxta Ridd.
Imagine killing your grandma because you went to an nba youngboy concert pic.twitter.com/jkoVWWuHLM
— Not My Mama's Biscuits (@rightschamp) December 6, 2020
Risking it all for a Youngboy concert? I am appalled https://t.co/vGuvC6yW5i pic.twitter.com/falgJ4QVqV
— Simping with Hubris #BLM (@Gx9fight) December 6, 2020
y’all are risking corona for a YoungBoy concert ??? do better please…. https://t.co/j1fFcwVWBN
— beatty ➐ (@BeattyKenneth2) December 6, 2020