Juvenile has announced that he’s about to “Set It Off” at Essence Fest later this summer, after previously calling out the much-beloved festival for snubbing him.
On Wednesday (June 7), the Nolia legend took to Twitter to reveal that he’ll be performing at the festival on June 30. He also posted a custom-made flier and encouraged fans to visit the official website of the festival for more information and to purchase tickets.
“Hip-Hop 50 without Juvie? Not a chance. June 30th, NOLA we live!” he wrote. “#ESSENCEFEST #ESSENCEFEST2023 #EFOC2023.” Fans can get tickets here.
Take a peek at the announcement below:
— JUVENILE (@juviethegreat) June 7, 2023
The former Hot Boy, however, didn’t always have something positive to say about the festival, as it had previously snubbed him from their “The South Got Something To Say” set — a nod-and-wink to OutKast‘s now-legendary 1995 Source Awards speech — which is being curated by Jermaine Dupri.
“How is essence doing 50 years of hip hop in New Orleans without me???” the former Cash Money hitmaker asked on Twitter last week.
After Essence Fest shunned the Magnolia Projects native, he decided to promote another festival that he and Mannie Fresh will be apart of called “Donna Fest.”
“F that Donna Fest July 2nd me w my live band +Mannie Fresh +Rebirth & more [gold star emojis] & the best food venders new orleans has to offer i should know im from here! Our [ticket emoji] are just $25!” he wrote.
Meanwhile, in April, Juvenile stopped by a New Orleans television station where he took a page out of Jim Jones’ book, temporarily slipping into the shoes of a weatherman.
The “Ha” rapper paid a visit to WDSU6 in his hometown to give the people of the Big Easy a weather report on a seasonably warm day — although, it didn’t quite reach 400 Degreez.