Visa Issues Force Rapper Skepta Off Lollapalooza Lineup

Lollapalooza announced the lineup change, along with Skepta's replacement, Monday

English rapper Skepta has been removed from Lollapalooza's line-up, festival organizers confirmed Monday.

"Due to ongoing Visa issues," the rapper will not perform, Lollapalooza tweeted.


Skepta, whose fourth studio album Konnichiwa was released in May, was scheduled to perform at 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, on Perry's Stage.

Chicago native rapper Joey Purp will replace him in the line-up.

“This is crazy it doesn’t even seem like real life at this point but it’s so real,” Purp tweeted Monday regarding the change of plans.


Skepta has not yet publicly addressed his cancelled performance.

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago's Grant Park July 28-31.

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