MavPro event in chaos, Flo Rida not coming

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Kelly Langin
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

Looks like we won’t be able to “shawty get LOW” with the man of “Our House.” Flo Rida’s publicist announced the hip hop artist will not be performing at Baxter Arena for the GrassMavs Music Festival on April 7.

“I don’t know what this is,” Rida’s publicist said in a statement. “We were never confirmed for this date. What is UNO?”

Maverick Productions announced the merge of the club’s event with The Dom Group, the production company behind Grassroots Music Festival, last week. Concerns from
students since the announcement ranged from security to “will drugs be allowed inside Baxter Arena?”

“We are excited to be working with The Dom Group,” Maverick Pro-ductions said in a press release. “The Grassroots Music Festival was a successful, family-friendly arts event in the summer and we can’t wait to see what they do with GrassMavs.”

Photo Courtesy of noise.voice.com
Photo Courtesy of noise.voice.com

Maverick Production declined comment when asked why they changed the name of the event from “#FloAtUNO” to something that sounds like a UNO stoner club.

On Twitter, The Dom Group’s Tommy O’Gorman said, “I’m just a rich boy and I want this music festival to happen so it will.”

When asked why he chose to work with Maverick Productions,Grassroots Music Festival drew headlines in August after School-boy Q and Fetty Wap famously dropped the show after allegedly never being booked by The Dom Group.

In an email, Rida’s publicist said he was never confirmed for the April 7 show.
Rida is known for his singles “Low” and “Right Round” around eight years ago. He resurfaced recently by exclusively taking samples from old 80s bands, treating the tracks with fuzzy European dance beats and rapping about partying over the sound of a college frat party gone horribly wrong.

He was called a “glorified one-man cover band” by Pitchfork but many of the students at UNO don’t read Pitchfork.

O’Gorman reached out on Twitter, explaining Mr. Rida will still be at the GrassMavs event on April 7. Hip hop artists Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West have also been confirmed by O’Gorman for the date.

Rida was unavailable for comment.

***All stories published in this week’s Gateway are satirical and should be treated as such. None of the stories printed are factual and do not represent the actual intentions, feelings, or actions of any of the people mentioned.***

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