Jhene Aiko Defends Cancelled Def Jam 30 Performance


Jhene Aiko Defends Cancelled Def Jam 30 Performance

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Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

R&B singer Jhene Aiko was supposed to perform at the Def Jam 30 concert the other day, however, her performance was cancelled just minutes before she was set to hit the stage.

After her fans began to scream foul on social media, Jhene hopped on her Instagram account and explained she had to cancel her show because a woman on her management team was allegedly assaulted right before her scheduled show.

She writes to a fan the following after they inquired about the no-show:

Unfortunately me and my camp were told to “get the f*ck out” by “workers” while I was waiting to go on stage, ….after this “worker” (male) physically assaulted a member of my management (female) ….we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment. If there’s one thing I can’t rock with, it’s disrespect…. if me and my band members were any of the rappers that were performing there, we would have never been talked to or treated in such a way. I’m sorry that I was unable to perform for you tonight…. hope to see you soon!


  1. Team Breezy

    October 20, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    How unfortunate.

  2. Yeah I Said It!

    October 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    She has a point. If she was a man it wouldn’t have went down that way.

    • Realness

      October 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Of course not.

    • julyol1972

      October 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm


  3. Queen

    October 20, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I hope they plan to contact the police and press charges. That man shouldn’t get away with assault.

  4. Im Sayin

    October 20, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Wait they didn’t press charges though?

  5. Anonymous

    October 20, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Love he music but let’s not pretend people were missing much. She’s not a good live performer.

  6. Gabriella

    October 20, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    I don’t blame her and she has to let it be known that people can’t disrespect her or her team. This says a lot about her character I like her they just need to follow up with pressing charges.

  7. Chelly

    October 20, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    That was very honorable of her.

  8. Veronica

    October 20, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Some men are trash. It’s never ok to hit a woman.

  9. Anonymous

    October 20, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    love her

  10. Shayla

    October 20, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Crazy. Some men are despicable.

  11. pleasestopit

    October 20, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    More power to her, I would make the same decision…..after calling the cops.

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