Fast-rising rapper A$AP Rocky's Toronto show scheduled for the Sound Academy on Monday night (Nov. 19) was nixed after a reported bomb threat was phoned in.
Local police forces have been particularly cautious about Toronto rap shows in recent months after two separate shooting incidents last April both in Toronto and in London, Ontario during Young Jeezy concerts and a NXNE 2012 hip-hop showcase featuring the Anti-Heroes was shut down in June before it even began.
AUX.tv reports the doors had yet to open at 8 p.m. which left some fans irritated and wondering what was happening. From there speculation grew that there might have been another shooting inside the venue but, in fact, a bomb threat was made. Local K-9 units were sent to the venue to sweep the building and ensure it was safe.
On hearing the news that the Toronto concert was not happening, A$AP Rocky took to Twitter to offer his thoughts.
ALL THIS WORK TO GET ACROSS THE FUCCKIN BORDER FOR MY SHOW TO BE CANCELLED BCUZ OF A BOGUS ASS BOMB THREAT!!!! THIS SHIT EXTRA LAME...- DAT PMF (@asvpxrocky) November 20, 2012
With nothing to do in Toronto now a fan replied that perhaps A$AP Rocky should do a free last-minute concert at Yonge-Dundas Square to placate his fans. The musician didn't mince words. "NIGGA ARE U SERIOUS?" he asked.
THIS IZ FUCKED UP , NOT FAIR AT ALL, ALL THAT WORK TO GET PASS THE BORDER, I FUCKKIN CANT BELIEVE THIS SHIT, FML, FUCK!!! IM SOO BORED NOW!!- DAT PMF (@asvpxrocky) November 20, 2012
MAN YALH NIGGAZ PLAYIN TOO MUCH, IM STRESSED AF, IM GOING TO BED FUK THIS SHIT, FML- DAT PMF (@asvpxrocky) November 20, 2012
This was the second time A$AP Rocky has had to cancel a Toronto show. The first was October 2, but he wasn't able to cross into Canada from the U.S. border. In January 2012 Rocky played a sold out show without incident at Toronto's Opera House where Drake made a guest appearance.
"Due to a public safety concern with the building, management for Sound Academy made the decision to close the venue and as a result we were forced to cancel to yesterday's performance by ASAP Rocky," promoter The Union said on its site. "This show will not be rescheduled and ticket holders may obtain a full refund at the point of purchase."
Due to a public safety threat wehave had to postpone tonight's A$AP Rocky show at Sound Academy.- Union Events (@TheUnionEast) November 20, 2012
A$AP Rocky is set to release his debut album next year entitled LongLiveASAP. The tour is slated to continue this evening in Montreal.