Peso Pluma, the first regional Mexican artist to perform at the MTV VMAs, has been forced to cancel an upcoming show in Tijuana due to threats from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel. The threats were made public on September 12 when a banner signed by the cartel was found in Tijuana. The concert, which was scheduled for October 14 at Estadio Caliente, was cancelled by Pluma’s labels, Double P Records and Prajin Music Group, in order to ensure the safety of fans and staff.
The cancellation was confirmed on September 20, with the labels releasing a statement saying, “Our goal is to protect the fans and the team. For the safety of everyone involved, we will cancel our show in Tijuana. Thank you so much to all our fans for understanding. We love you. Sincerely: La Doble P.”
The threatening banner warned Peso Pluma against performing on October 14, stating it would be his last show due to his “disrespect and loose tongue”. Local reports cited by Variety suggest that a man has been arrested in connection with the threats.
This is not the first time Pluma’s concerts have been affected. His September 14 concert at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances”. Despite these setbacks, Pluma is still scheduled to perform in Reno, Nevada on September 28, Stockton, California on October 12, San Bernardino, California on October 15, and Anaheim, California on October 21.
Peso Pluma, born Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija, has risen to fame with several Billboard Hot 100 hits and his July album, Genesis. He also recently appeared as a guest on Complex’s “Sneaker Shopping”.