Jay-Z had to cancel the second of his two free concerts in support of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign due to a rumored problem with his throat.
According to Allhiphop.com, the mogul pulled out of his scheduled concert at the Bayfront Park Amphitheatre after fans had already arrived to the venue.
“The whole concert has had to be cancelled because it was Jay-Z who pulled out. We haven’t been told why, but I’m sure all the fans want an explanation,” an anonymous Bayfront Park official speculated, according to the Web site.
Event organizers initially tried to stall for time, telling the audience that the main attraction was just running late. But, eventually the bad news was delivered to concert-goers.
The free concert/voter registration drive was set to include supporting performances from Wyclef Jean and Rick Ross. However, the entire event was scrapped due to the backlash from fans after Jay’s cancellation.