House Of Blues Admits To Canceling L.E.P. Bogus Boys Appearance

Andrew Barber

Last week, the Chicago hip-hop community was up in arms over allegations that the Chicago Police Department had barred the L.E.P. Bogus Boys from performing alongside ASAP Rocky on May 3 at the House of Blues.

On Friday, the CPD issued a statement claiming no involvement in the removal of the Bogus Boys. In turn, L.E.P. released the email sent to them by House of Blues reps, stating “local authorities have come do us after doing some research on LEP and made it clear that we are not going to be able to have them on the bill for A$AP Rocky.”

Well today, the House of Blues admitted to the Chicago Tribune that they were behind the ban, and the local authorities had no involvement. An interesting turn of events, for an extremely bizarre and twisted tale. Was it really that serious?

“The House Of Blues made an autonomous decision, one not influenced by the Chicago Police Department, to remove LEP Bogus Boys from the May 3 A$AP Rocky concert,” a House of Blues spokesman told the Tribune on Monday. “Unfortunately the decision was initially communicated to the artists’ representation via an e-mail that inaccurately cited the reasons and source of the cancellation. We apologize for any misunderstanding surrounding this decision.”

So are we to take this as truth, or is this just another cover up?


  • Show Comments (7)

  • Emmaculate

    The City’s attorneys probably went nuts when this story got out, & they told the HOB to clean it up. I’m sure HOB can legally refuse whoever they want in their venue, so this move stops any liability on the City’s behalf. I’ve personally witnessed different police threatening venue owners before if they allowed “certain” promoters back in. This type of fuckery aint nothin’ new! Welcome to Chicagoland!

  • Liza

    Hmm probably true because I don’t think the police are allowed to cancel a show. I’m relieved that’s not the case because it’s scary imagining the police saying certain entertainment can’t be performed, like we live in a damn police state..,

    • redryder

      actually they can…

  • Smh

    FUCK CPD & The House of Blues! F*cking D*CKS! Pussy Mfs!

    • #OnMyMomma

      #Cosign like uh MF!

  • janine

    Fuck em all – TIME TO MAKE OUR OWN VENUES! Keep our money, keep our rights, keep our music, keep our fun!!!!!

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