The Egyptian General Syndicate for Musical Professions has canceled the launch party for rapper Travis Scott‘s new album, ‘Utopia’, which was scheduled to take place at the foot of the pyramids on July 28. The decision was made due to concerns over Scott’s ‘satanic’ beliefs and safety concerns, as well as the contradictory cultural identity of the Egyptian people. The syndicate has approved a variety of events over the past few months, but only under strict conditions to ensure that Egyptian and Arab customs are followed.
The Syndicate’s Statement
The Musical Professions Syndicate issued a statement regarding the concert. Expressing its utmost priority in ensuring security considerations and approvals from the competent authorities for holding public events. The statement read that since the General Syndicate is part of the fabric of Egypt, it is keen on its stability and refuses to tamper with societal values and customs. The Board of Directors decided to cancel the license issued to hold this type of concert that contradicts the cultural identity of the Egyptian people, based on research and documented information about strange rituals at Travis’s concerts that are inconsistent with our authentic societal values and traditions.
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Scott has been involved in several controversies in the past. He announced his support for the Afrocentric movement, which attributes the Egyptian civilization to black Africans. At Scott’s last concert in the US in 2021, dozens of people died. Making it one of the bloodiest concerts in US history. The families of the victims filed dozens of lawsuits against him, which prompted further safety concerns for his concerts.
The cancellation of Travis Scott‘s concert by the Egyptian General Syndicate for Musical Professions. Their decision highlights the importance of respecting cultural values and traditions. It is important for event organizers to prioritize the safety of attendees. And ensure that cultural customs and values are not compromised. The decision to cancel the event may have disappointed fans. But it was necessary to prevent any potential harm and maintain the cultural identity of the Egyptian people.