Essence Competition is celebrating 50 years of hip hop this yr and Juvenile was confused about why his title wasn’t on the unique lineup.
After blasting the preliminary lineup for Essence Fest, Juvenile was proud to announce his inclusion on this yr’s roster of reside performances. The Money Cash rapper despatched out a tweet on Wednesday, June 7, confirming his set.
“Hip-Hop 50 with out Juvie? Not an opportunity. June thirtieth, NOLA we reside!” Juvenile tweeted.
— JUVENILE (@juviethegreat) June 7, 2023
The announcement comes one week after Juvie spoke out concerning the preliminary Essence Competition of Tradition lineup which included various A-list performers however just one New Orleans native.
“How is essence doing 50 years of hip hop in New Orleans with out me???” Juvenile wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “F that Donna Fest July 2nd me w my reside band +Mannie Contemporary +Rebirth & extra.”
Mia X was the one New Orleans native included on the preliminary invoice. Headliners embody Ms. Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, and Megan Thee Stallion, with a celebration of hip hop’s fiftieth anniversary from pioneers like Massive Daddy Kane, Doug E. Contemporary, EPMD, Gucci Mane, Massive Boi, Jermaine Dupri, KRS-One and extra. There’s a West Coast set that includes Ice Dice, E-40, Ice T, and extra.
There may be additionally a “South Acquired One thing to Say” set the place outstanding Atlanta natives will carry out together with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri, and Gucci Mane, amongst many extra. When a fan introduced this as much as Juvie final week, he shamed the pageant for acknowledging the south however not natives from town the place the pageant is hosted every year.
“They’ve a phase referred to as ‘the south has one thing to say’ with all Atl rappers,” the fan wrote.
“They didn’t perceive the project,” Juve replied.
Essence took to Instagram to handle the matter and announce Juvenile’s inclusion within the coveted present, Okay Participant studies.
“As we ready to rejoice the cultural commemoration of fifty years of Hip-Hop at this yr’s pageant, we deliberate with intention across the integration of New Orleans & Louisiana artists and the musical heritage throughout a number of experiences,” they wrote.
“Whether or not it’s the celebration of Hip-Hop femcees like New Orleans native, Mia X, who has beforehand been introduced, or particular shock performances from native Hip-Hop artists that shouldn’t be missed, together with our all Crescent Metropolis musical line-up throughout our Household Day celebration, town of New Orleans and state of Louisiana shall be properly represented together with Hip-Hop artist, Juvenile.”
It appears to be like like Essence Competition of Tradition has a jam-packed lineup for 2023 that can have the tradition speaking.