ORANGE COUNTY, FL – Tekashi 6ix9ine’s concert at the University of South Florida has been cancelled by the show’s promotor.
The polarizing Brooklyn rapper was expected to perform at the school’s CFE Arena on September 22 but several students were outraged a convicted felon would be allowed on campus.
Subsequently, student Noemi Teutsch launched a petition calling for the school’s officials to cancel the show.
Evidently, it worked. The CFE Arena announced the news via Twitter on Friday (September 7).
**SHOW UPDATE** The Back To School Bash featuring Tekashi 6ix9ine originally scheduled for September 22 at CFE Arena, has been canceled by the show promoter. Refunds for the show will be available at the original point of purchase.
— CFE Arena (@CFEArena) 7 сентября 2018 г.
“The Back To School Bash featuring Tekashi 6ix9ine originally scheduled for September 22 at CFE Arena, has been canceled by the show promoter,” the statement read. “Refunds for the show will be available at the original point of purchase.
6ix9ine pleaded guilty to using a child in a sexual performance in 2015. Last month, the Manhattan’s District Attorney’s Office recommended 6ix9ine register as a sex offender.
He’s due back in court on October 2 and faces one to three years in prison.
Several students at the University of Central Florida are calling for Tekashi 6ix9ine’s upcoming concert to be cancelled.
According to WFTV 9, student Noemi Teutsch is infuriated by the school’s decision to rent their venue to an outside promotor who booked the polarizing rapper for a performance on September 22.
Teutsch says several of her fellow students are “outraged” that he would even be allowed to set foot on their campus. Subsequently, she’s started a petition asking UCF to cancel the show.
“Universities are supposed to be upholding certain moral standards and certain values,” Teutsch told WFTV 9. “I just can’t believe someone like this would be considered on a university campus to perform.”
In 2015, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty to using a child in a sexual performance after he recruited a 13-year-girl for an explicit video he posted on social media.
In a statement from UCF officials said, “Outside performers can rent the space. However, that does not mean that the university endorses them. At all times, the safety of our campus is our top priority.”
Teutsch doesn’t see it that way.
“As far as I’m concerned, they are endorsing, and they are condoning his behavior because they’re allowing him to come on campus to perform,” she said. “I honestly think it’s ridiculous. It makes no sense whatsoever. Because at some point, you have to draw the line somewhere.”
As of publication, the Change.Org petition has over 5,500 signatures. She hopes the school will decide to cancel 6ix9ine’s show before they’re forced to start a protest.
Earlier this month, the Manhattan’s District Attorney’s Office recommended 6ix9ine register as a sex offender. He is due back in court on October 2 when he’ll face one to three years in prison.