Travis Scott‘s highly anticipated Utopia unveiling party at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt has been cancelled, reportedly due to concerns over the rapper’s “strange rituals.”
As reported by Egypt Independent, the Egyptian General Syndicate for Musical Professions has announced the cancellation of Travis Scott’s eagerly-awaited performance at the Pyramids of Giza, scheduled for July 28. The decision was made citing both safety concerns and Scott’s culturally-damaging beliefs.
“Since the General Syndicate is part of the fabric of this beloved country it is keen on its stability and refuses to tamper with societal values and Egyptian and Arab customs,” the organization said in a statement.
“Based on research and documented information about strange rituals at Travis’s concerts that are inconsistent with our authentic societal values and traditions, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel the license issued to hold this type of concert that contradicts the cultural identity of the Egyptian people.”
Travis Scott has not commented on the cancelation yet, but the excitement for his first project in five years, Utopia, remains at an all-time high.
Travis Scott’s website has opened pre-orders for Utopia, although an official release date has not been disclosed at this time. The album will be offered in different bundles featuring merchandise such as T-shirts, hoodies, and hats. Additionally, there are five different cover art variants that have yet to be revealed.
Travis Scott shared his thoughts on Utopia during an interview with PIN-UP Magazine in May, providing insights into the album’s creative process and the meaning behind its title.
“Utopia is something that people feel is so far-fetched and out of reach, some perfect state of mind,” he said. “But you create it yourself. There are people who achieve utopia every day. They may not be the richest people with the dopest cribs, but it’s a utopia wherever they are, and that’s the most you can have.
“With every album I live in these worlds in my mind — I’m trying to show people experiences where utopian things can exist, and you can enjoy yourself and have a good time. They can create energy that spews out magical things — new cures, new buildings, new avenues for people to move forward. People need to see that utopia is real.”