Cardi B had to cancel a show in Indianapolis after a threat was reported against her.
The Indianapolis Police Department alerted the public via Twitter Tuesday night of an “unverified threat” against Cardi at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Police said there was no immediate threat to public safety but offered no more detail. The news was enough to push the Bronx rapper and her team to cancel the event for a later date.
This evening, there was a scheduled concert at Bankers Life. We were notified of an unverified threat to the artist and the artist canceled this evening’s concert – there is no immediate threat to public safety, this not an active incident. Ongoing investigation #IMPDNow
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) July 31, 2019
Cardi B confirmed the news on Twitter apologizing to her fans, but promising to reschedule her performance.
“Dear Indiana people I’m so sorry for today. I will like to let you know I was at the venue I was even rehearsing a new move I been excited to do on my show,” the Bronx rapper tweeted around 10 p.m. Tuesday. “Unfortunately there was a security threat that is currently under investigation right now. My safety and your safety first.”
Dear Indiana people I’m so sorry for today .I will like to let you know I was at the venue I was even rehearsing a new move I been excited to do on my show. Unfortunately there was a security threat that is currently under investigation right now. My safety and your safety first. pic.twitter.com/4glELemzYY
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 31, 2019
Cardi B went on to retweet a statement from the venue and show promoter that reiterated the show’s postponement. The lineup also included rappers Kevin Gates and Cardi’s “Quality Control” teammate Saweetie.
STATEMENT FROM TONIGHT’S PROMOTER MAMMOTH LIVE:
“Due to a security threat and safety concerns at this evening’s show, management has advised that this show be postponed. These threats are currently under investigation.” pic.twitter.com/PZopS6W8rd
— Bankers Life Fieldhouse (@TheFieldhouse) July 31, 2019
Cardi continued her explanation to fans in an Instagram caption. “I’m so sorry guys I never dealt with a situation like this before and I’m not taking any chances. I love you guys,” she said in a now deleted tweet. The show was rescheduled for Wednesday, September 11, and the venue promised to honor all original ticket purchases.
On Wednesday morning, Indianapolis radio personality, The Mister Marcus, questioned the validity of the threat on Twitter. He claimed that he heard Cardi was too drunk to perform and there was no impending danger. But the rap star quickly responded saying she was getting her makeup done when she heard about the threat. She even recorded a video that she refrained from posting in real-time due to the investigation.
“There still a federal investigation going on.Yes everybody could have got check but who know if a suspect was waiting outside or who he wanted to target. I’m from the hood Inever been a situation like that so I will avoided NIKKA IM A MOTHER MY SAFETY COME FIRST!,” she wrote in another tweet that has since been deleted.
She continued to defend her decision to cancel the show saying she would never waste time and money for no legit reason.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper has had a busy week balancing show dates and political projects. On Monday Bardi shot a video with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, discussing his run for president in the 2020 election, after collecting questions from her fans. The pair said they hoped to involve more youth in the political process.
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Dear Indiana I just want to let you know I was in the venue today .I rehearsed and started doing glam.Due to a security threat that is under investigation the show was canceled.My safety and your safety first .I want to thank the promoters we have already rescheduled the show. Im so sorry guys I never dealt with a situation like this before and I’m not taking any chances.I love you guys ????.