It was announced that Kanye West would be the headlining act at the Pan Am Games this Sunday, July 26. For the second time in one year, a petition was started to stop Mr West from performing at an event. This occurrence is very similar to the Glastonbury 2015 petition to stop Kanye from performing as well.
The reason for the petition reads as follows:
It would only be just to ask a proud Torontonian (or even a Canadian for that matter) in the music industry to perform, such as Drake, Walk Off The Earth, Feist, Metric, Shania Twain, deadmau5, Crystal Castles, Zeds Dead, The Weeknd, Peaches, K’naan, and many many more! The options for Toronto artists are far from limited and choosing someone like Kanye West raises several concerns among the people. Why was a local artist or group not chosen and supported, just as our local athletes are throughout the games?
The petition has over 52,000 signatures at this point and has only been in action for six days. Will the organizers have to consider a new artist, or will the ‘All Day’ rapper pull through? We will have to wait and see.