A&T to remove name from concert

In an interview with The A&T Register, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr., confirmed that North Carolina A&T will be taking it’s name off of the homecoming concert. The decision was made after all of the controversy created about the concert in regards to rapper ‘Gucci Mane’ and his potential connections with gang violence and drugs.

“Quite frankly, the most important decision we could make at this moment given the negative implications surrounding Gucci Mane and all that he stands for, and what I would consider to be inconsistent with what we stand for, we will simply remove our endorsement for and support of the concert,” Martin said.

While this means that the concert lineup will not change, the University will not be affiliated with it. Over 6000 tickets for the concert have already been sold, and it is currently unclear as to how this will affect the financial aspect of the concert. The promoter for the event, Diamond Life Concerts, will assume all financial responsibility for the event.

Multiple attempts to reach Student Government Association President Syene Jasmin, Vice President of External Affairs Travis Jackson, and the SGA Office were unsuccessful. Messages were left for all parties, but were not immediately returned.

More details will be disclosed as they become available. 

  • Dexter R. Mullins