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Made In America Cancels 2023 Festival

The bi-coastal festival was previously canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jay Z’s notorious bi-coastal festival, Made In America, cancels its 2023 festival in Philadelphia due to “severe circumstances.” The Labor Day weekend spectacular billed headliners Lizzo, SZA, Ice Spice, Cam’ron, and more. Ticket holders should return to the original point of sale for a refund.

“Due to severe circumstances outside of production control, the 2023 Made In America festival will no longer be taking place,” reads the statement posted to the event’s website. “This decision has been difficult and has not been made lightly nor without immense deliberation.”

Rapper, Jay-Z founded Made In America in 2012 to bring together music and culture. Its first-year roster housed superstars like Drake, Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Mariah Carey, Rita Ora, and Meek Mill. Since then, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Bad Bunny, J. Cole, and Nicki Minaj dominated the stage.

“Made in America has a legacy of delivering exceptional experiences for music fans and concert goers, and it is our commitment to always deliver a top-tier festival experience,” the statement continued. “We look forward to returning to Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the great city of Philadelphia in 2024.”

Made In America’s cancellation comes at a time when Lizzo’s past backup dancers recently accused the singer of sexual harassment. The “Truth Hurts” singer denies the claims in a statement posted to social.

“These sensationalized stories are coming from former employees who have already publicly admitted that they were told their behavior on tour was inappropriate and unprofessional,” an excerpt reads.

Lizzo is now represented by Hollywood lawyer, Marty Singer whose previous clients were Johnny Depp, Bill Cosby, Chris Brown and other troubled variety stars.

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