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US rapper DaBaby canceled the FNB Stadium show and switched to a smaller venue

When embattled US rapper DaBaby first announced back in August that he’d be headlining a concert dubbed ‘Empower Africa Concert’ at FNB Stadium, many took to X (formerly Twitter) to express their skepticism at his ability to pull a crowd into one of the biggest stadiums in the world.

“Like how many songs does he have, he must move it to 23rd to be a supporting act for Burna Boy,” read one comment.

“Someone must’ve lied to him about his fan base here. I have never seen a concert that would not happen more than this one,” read another.

This skepticism seems to have been well-founded following the announcement that the ‘Suge’ star would be changing the venue to Mary Fitzgerald Square.

Organizers also shared that he will be postponing his show from September 30 to November 18. Tweeps have since been roasting DaBaby and organizers for having the audacity to attempt to fill up FNB Stadium.

“He thought he was clever,” one tweep commented. “Lol this was always gonna happen,” another added.

In making the announcement, organizers also shared that emerging hip-hop, afro beats, and am a piano artists stand a chance to share the stage with the Grammy-nominated artist by submitting a 2-minute video performing their favorite song.

Da Baby wants to fill up FNB stadium NEXT month and tickets only went on sale last week, starting at R500 😂 .. someone must’ve lied to him about his fanbase here. I have never seen a concert that would not happen more than this one.

“DaBaby fans can join us at the Empower Africa Concert and feel the energy as he offers an indelible performance and actively champions and nurtures future music stars,” said Kaycee Kennedy, CEO of Creative Economy Catalyst.

“We urge fans to secure their tickets via TicketPro, and importantly, for our dedicated fans who’ve already purchased their tickets, your tickets are still valid for the newly announced date and venue.”

Tickets are available at TicketPro, and prices range from R500 to R1,000.

In other news – Prince Harry received a secret posh birthday gift from Oprah Winfrey

Prince Harry was once treated to an extra special birthday present set up by his close pal and media mogul Oprah Winfrey. One year, the talk show host, who previously conducted a bombshell interview with Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, organized an extravagant gift for the Duke of Sussex. According to Iron Chef, Cat Cora, she was hired by Oprah to cook a meal for Harry on his birthday.

During a chat with Lance Armstrong on Stars on Mars, she revealed that she received a call from the host arranging the special gift. She said: “One day I hear my phone ringing, and it’s Oprah, and she says: ‘Cat, it’s Harry’s birthday and I need you to cook for them.” Read More

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