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Stormzy cancels festival gig due to racial profiling

VOCAL: Stormzy

STORMZY HAS cancelled his appearance at a music festival just hours before he was set to perform due to alleged racial profiling.

The MC claims that Snowboarding Festival targeted his tea after receiving reports of an attendee carrying a weapon.

Taking to Instagram stories to tell his side of the story, Stormzy addressed the cancellation, discussed the racial profiling experienced by his team and apologised to fans who had travelled to the Austria-based festival to see him.

“My sincerest apologies to anyone who travelled all that way to watch me perform I’m genuinely upset that you’ve wasted your time and money and that burns me more than you’d know," said the 25-year-old.

“The last ever thing I wanna do is let down anyone who’s taken time out to support me.

“So please hear me out, I too would be fuming if I travelled and spent money to go and watch an artist and they pull out last minute.

“However if these are the drastic steps that I need to take to make a point against racism and racial profiling then trust me I’m taking it.”

A statement from the festival said: “Snowbombing regrets to inform you that Stormzy will no longer be performing at the festival this evening

"Last night (Wednesday 10) Snowbombing's security were alerted to the possibility that an individual at the festival was allegedly carrying a weapon.

“In accordance with protocol, a small number of attendees, including Stormzy’s manager were escorted to the nearest exit, searched and no weapon was found.

"Stormzy's management were unhappy with the manner by which this took place and as a result Stormzy will no longer be performing tonight.

“This evening's Forest Party will now not go ahead as planned. We are deeply saddened that any individual would feel uncomfortable at Snowbombing.

“Snowbombing would like to wholeheartedly apologise to Stormzy’s team. We are doing everything we can to understand the full situation and are treating this with the utmost seriousness to ensure this does not happen again.”

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