A week from tomorrow, Jay-Z, the Veronicas, Kelly Clarkson, and Third Eye Blind will play at Arizona Stadium, but according to a Daily Wildcat breaking news report, Jay-Z actually replaced Chris Brown.
With Chris Brown’s felony charge and other criminal activity, I’m not surprised he won’t be performing at the UA campus. He reportedly beat his girlfriend, Rihanna and has since sought psychological and religious counseling for his issues.
I may seem like a terrible person for saying this, but I think Chris Brown would have been the right addition to the band lineup. I don’t support domestic violence at all or anything, but Brown is newer and (in my opinion) more talented and popular. Jay-Z is washed up, and he’s the only performance I’m not looking forward to watching.
I can’t say much because ASUA officials have been “tight-lipped as to whether the university terminated contract talks or Brown himself decided not to play the show in the wake of the artist’s run-in with the law.” It’s still a shame from a musical standpoint, but at the same time, most people don’t really want to throw money at a potential wife-beater.