The late spring and summer of 2020 are setting up to be a promising one in regards to the festival world. Highlight festivals have marked their territories and unveiled the lineups for their precious weekends. Adding themselves to that list, Los Angeles’ Lovers And Friends Festival shared the lineup to their upcoming spring festival and fans immediately applauded the list of artists set to appear. Set to kick off May 9, the lineup’s first two lines bear the names of Ms. Lauryn Hill, Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris, TLC, Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker, and Megan Thee Stallion. A perfect dose of both nostalgic gems and modern-day favorites, the lineup seemed a little too good to be true and according to some artists, that is exactly the case.
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May 9 in Los Angeles
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— Lovers & Friends Festival (@lvrsnfrndsfest) February 18, 2020
Mase, Lil Kim, and Twista all posted on their social media accounts to deny any involvement with the festival, citing no agreement was in place to have their talents showcased there. Mase and Twista both made their denials via the Instagram comment section of posts with Mase saying, “Best of wishes on this show but pls take my name off this flyer” and Twista saying, “AINT NO DEPOSIT HIT MY ACCOUNT FOR THIS SHOW.”
Lil Kim, on the other hand, reposted the flyer on her Instagram story with a bold caption that read, “This is SO FAKE! I am not apart of this.”
Lovers and friends is just a disaster waiting to happen, Megan is doing broccoli city that SAME day and Mase just “dropped out” Lil Kim said it’s fake lmaoo what the hell going on!! pic.twitter.com/3bBzXIVGqZ
— Nancy (@Wtfnancyison) February 18, 2020
Lovers & Friends fest hosted by Ja Rule😭🤣 pic.twitter.com/odGnr3XBpd
— 🌬hotgirlzee🔥 (@ZeeRee__) February 18, 2020
After discovering the comments made from all three artists, fans were quick to notice that Megan Thee Stallion and T-Pain were both already booked for performances that day, with Megan set to appear at DC’s Broccoli City and T-Pain set to take the stage at Miami’s Rolling Loud. However, it should be known that it is common for hip-hop acts especially to perform in more than one city in a day.
Despite all of the confusion and uproar, the festival lineup is above. And for those still questioning the validity of the festival, promoter Goldenvoice has tweeted out the information.