Boosie event abruptly canceled, promoter blames BR mayor
BATON ROUGE - An event promoter said the mayor orchestrated the cancellation of his event that featured rapper Lil Boosie at the River Center this weekend.
Terrell "T.J." Jackson said he has hosted the "Black and White Affair" for 12 years, and this was set to be its 13th. The River Center required he have a talent, so he enlisted Boosie, Jackson told WBRZ Thursday.
Jackson said he was told at 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon that the event, set for Saturday, could no longer be held at the River Center. Jackson said he was told there was a security issue, but was not given specifics.
The River Center referred questions to police. The Baton Rouge Police Department referred questions to the mayor's office. Mayo Kip Holden's office has not responded to inquiries as of this post.
Ticketmaster, which was selling tickets to the event, listed it was offering refunds on its website.
A post about a previous "Black and White Affair" described it as the "livest, most legendary themed event in the nation." People who attend are told to only wear black and white - either sold combinations of one color or the two colors together. An advisory on the post for the event in 2013 added people wearing other colors would not be allowed.
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