Oh, No 😭 😭 😭
Solange Knowles has canceled her Afropunk Joburg performance, and many ticket buyers are totally bummed.
The Where Do We Go singer, who was scheduled to headline the show this coming weekend, made the announcement on her Instagram account on Wednesday, citing health reasons for her inability to perform at the American lifestyle brand’s inaugural Joburg show on New Year’s Eve.
Revealing in the post that she has been diagnosed with a condition called Autonomic Disorder, the singer says doctors have advised against her taking such an ‘extended lengthy flight’.
“I can’t put into words how saddened and sorry I am that I am unable to perform for you guys this NYE”, she wrote, apologizing to fans who’ve purchased tickets in hopes of entering the upcoming year with the fashion icon.
Anderson Paak, who will be performing at the festival at Constitutional Hill, joined many fans and celebrities in sending some love to Solo
Sending out good vibes to my sister Solange. Get well soon, we love you.
— ANDY (@AndersonPaak) December 27, 2017
While some fans who’ve bought tickets to the show have been sympathetic to Solo, others are straight up pissed by how the show organizers handled things.
Beyoncé when Solange told her she’ll be performing in South Africa: pic.twitter.com/tnFJVOSLyo
— FutureMaybe💕 (@DarkskinNugget) December 27, 2017
I’m angry at @afropunk! I’m sad for Solange because she’s unwell but you guys carried on promoting like you didn’t know.
You haven’t even released a statement.
Please mate. Kelela or Frank Ocean. Do not bore us. You are already have those silly as rules. We deserve better
— Nandi 🏳️🌈 (@NandiJkj) December 27, 2017
Was Afropunk organized by Ja Rule?
— … later (@Fresh_Lezinto) December 27, 2017
ICYMI – Here’s what peeps aren’t happy with: Solange broke the news on her IG page before Afropunk. Others are more upset by the fact that the announcement coming just days before the show this weekend in Braamfontein, assuming the organizers were aware of the diagnoses (Solange has been ‘quietly treating’ the condition for the past five months).
Everyone else is just demanding the option to be either be refunded or a replacement to be announced.
Well, one thing’s for sure – you can’t argue with a doctor’s note. Hope she gets well soon!