First, August Alsina http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/weblogs/music/2014/may/17/august-alsina-jackson-promoters-in-war-of-words-ov/">skipped out on a concert in Jackson—and possibly lost hundreds, if not thousands, of local fans in the process. Now it looks like Lil Boosie won't make it to Gulfport.
Recently freed from prison, Boosie had planned a concert for a Gulf Coast neighborhood baseball park, but was denied a noise variance permit.
Promoters said they would ask the local band of hip-hop aficionados otherwise known as the Gulfport City Council to reconsider.
The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/TpIIxv">http://bit.ly/TpIIxv ) reported that the promoters pointed to Boosie shows across the South in his native Louisiana as well as Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas.
"Mississippi is the only place he hasn't been able to play," said Walter Malone of Gautier, owner of Magnolia Vivid Productions, the company trying to produce the show, of the Baton Rogue-born Boosie.
It's been rough going for Louisiana rappers and the Magnolia State as of late.
Over the weekend, New Orleans' August Alsina pulled out of a show at the Mississippi Coliseum. Promoters of that concert claim that they held up their end of the deal, but that Alsina pulled out at the last minute.
In a "public-service announcement" posted on Instagram late Friday Alsina said only that "there was a mixup with the date and venue" as the reason he wouldn't be doing the show, but that he looks forward to coming to Jackson during his summer tour.
Apparently, the date-and-venue mixup was that http://instagram.com/p/oKLrzHgChT/">Alsina actually wanted to go to Yo Gotti's birthday party in Atlanta and ride around in a Lamborghini the same night as the Jackson show.
Update: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/05/20/5587641/bring-on-lil-boosie-north-gulfport.html?sp=/99/184/201/">The Sun Herald is reporting that the Gulfport City Council has denied promoters of the Lil Boosie concert the zoning variance they sought to move ahead with the show.