The Griselda rapper made the announcement in an Instagram post on Thursday (January 12). Noting that things “weren’t handled right,” Gunn apologized to fans who won’t be able to get their ticket money back but promised to return for a proper tour in the future.
“It was nothing more I wanted to do than to start seeing my supporters around the world,” Gunn began. “It’s def still a dream and I’m gonna work on it to still make it happen but unfortunately this time things weren’t handled right and that’s too far for me to be gone and something isn’t right and I’m somewhere I’ve never been and shit already not right now.
“I haven’t even been giving deposits so don’t even think I took y’all money,” he continued. “[People] out of $40 I’m out 50,000 I spent just on plane tickets!!! So I lost but GOD IS THE GREATEST and hopefully one day I’ll see everybody who’s reading this one day in life.”
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He added: “I’m the number 1 guy for our lane who pushes the culture but if it’s not right we gotta make it right and unfortunately this situation doesn’t have the time to fix, so I have somebody working on me coming out soon now and if u ever hear about me coming again from me it’s Valid!!!! So get those tickets and I promise u I’ll make it up…”
“But again ti all my supporters I love y’all and if u spent that ticket price your blessings will come back 10fold just know if u don’t get your money back I don’t have it [shrug emoji and again I REPEAT I can’t give u money back I NEVER got paid I’m down 50k of my own money.”
Titled the God Is Love Tour, the trek was first announced in December and was set to promote Westside Gunn’s latest album, 10. Set to kick off in Amsterdam on January 13, Gunn was planning to hit to Paris, Vienna, Milan, Athens, Dublin and more before closing out on February 10 in Libson, Portugal.
The tour cancellation comes shortly after the Buffalo, New York native announced he’d be retiring after 2023.
“23’ def my last year doing this shit,” Westside Gunn tweeted just before the new year. “I don’t have nothing else 2prove, I put my team on, I put my city on, I worked w/everybody I ever wanted to work with, plus MFs still don’t even understand 1-10, FLYGOD, Awesome GOD, or Pray for Paris(mind u Virgil did the cover) im the [goat emoji] [shrug emoji].”