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NCSU cancels Migos concert

Posted April 3, 2014

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— North Carolina State University police and the provost's office canceled a concert on campus that was to feature the band Migos after the band was involved in a shooting in Florida.

The concert, scheduled for Friday, was supposed to be the highlight of NC State's 44th annual Pan African Week.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, band members were traveling on Interstate 95 in Miami last Friday when a car pulled up alongside and opened fire.

The Miami Herald and Rolling Stone both reported on the incident, with conflicting accounts of whether someone inside the Migos van fired back and whether the spray of bullets hit anyone.

The group's manager told TMZ that no one in the band was hurt, although the band's van did make a stop at a Miami-area hospital immediately after the shooting.

Migos, best known for the 2013 song "Versace," is from the Atlanta area. 

Instead of the concert Friday, students planned to rally at NC State's Talley Center to protest the cancellation.

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  • I Have a Discernible Chin Apr 4, 2014

    Anyone who is regretting that this "band" will not be playing at State should spend the time they would have spent at the "concert" sampling downloads on Amazon. I guarantee you'll find something you like better.

  • rduwxboy Apr 4, 2014

    The same student group that is hosting the Tunnel of Oppression vigil was hosting this concert today. Ironic that the N word is worthy of protest for the tunnel, but worthy of celebration at a concert. Look at the title of the album that was supposed to be sung today.

  • stratomaster Apr 4, 2014

    NCSU-Thanks for showing some common sense!

  • earnyourownway Apr 4, 2014

    Just listened to the song "Versace". With or without a shooting, this act should have never been booked.

  • Kristin Byrne Apr 4, 2014
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    I feel the same way. I hate how some students are protesting the cancellation because they think it's racist. I wouldn't want a group involved in a drive by performing at my school.

    Not everything is about race.

  • DurhamDevil Apr 4, 2014

    As an NCSU alum, I am proud to see my Alma mater make a smart decision.

    Allowing this concert to happen would be inviting trouble and endorsing violence.

  • TTCP Apr 3, 2014

    GOOD JOB NCSU !