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Tyler, the Creator Cancels Lollapalooza & Outside Lands Festival Appearances: ‘That Is Not Sexy at All’

"I made a commitment that I can no longer keep," the Grammy Award-winning rapper wrote.

Tyler the Creator attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2023, in Paris.

Tyler the Creator attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Spring/Summer 2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on June 20, 2023, in Paris.

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Tyler, the Creator has pulled out of his headlining slot at 2024 Lollapalooza about six weeks before the festival was slated to take place. He also won’t be appearing at Outside Lands 2024 the following weekend in August.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper made the announcement early Thursday (June 20) that he won’t be making the pair of August festival appearances, but didn’t provide a reason as to why.


“I hate saying this but i have to cancel lollapalooza and outside lands. i made a commitment that i can no longer keep, and that bums me out knowing how excited folks were,’ he wrote on social media.

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Though he turned off replies from angry fans on X, Tyler gave them permission to call him names when they see him in person for bailing. “That is not sexy at all. please please forgive me or call me names when you see me in person. love,” he continued.

Billboard has reached out to reps for Tyler as well as both festivals for comment.

The “Earfquake” rapper was slated to headline the annual Windy City festival alongside SZA, blink-182, The Killers and Future with Metro Boomin. Scheduled for Aug. 1 through Aug. 4, the Chicago festival features more than 170 acts across the four days. Other artists on the bill include Tate McRae, Killer Mike, Kesha, Chappell Roan and Zedd.

Outside Lands is still going down Aug. 9 through Aug. 11. Tyler was slated to headline Aug. 10, but his cancellation has left a major hole in the lineup. The San Francisco festival boasts additional headlining acts such as Sturgill Simpson, The Killers and Post Malone.

However, Tyler, the Creator surprised California fans when he popped out to perform “Wusyaname” during Mustard’s set at Kendrick Lamar’s Pop Out concert at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Wednesday night (June 19).

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Tyler took to X to put into words how wonderful the experience was for him. “It was beautiful to see the whole city come together last night,” he wrote. “my first raps were written at home off crenshaw dr and 82nd, right down the street from the fourm. thank you. shoutout FREE LUNCH.”

His announcement cancelling his Lolla and Outside Land sets is below.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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