Hate to break it to you, South Floridian pop music fans, but you won’t be hearing Charli XCX perform her hit Boom Clap or any other of her songs for that matter. Anytime soon. The British singer songwriter (born Charlotte Emma Aitchison) won’t be making her June 15 show at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, after all.
The real reason is unclear; on Monday, Charli sent out a mildly cryptic statement on social media about calling off a few dates on her tour, saying that the cancellations were due to “personal reasons.”
“I am very sorry to have let you down, and also to have let down any promotors at such short notice, but there are some things going on in my personal life that I need to deal with right now.”
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All seemed fine during her performance Sunday at the Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, Maryland. Hmmm.
This latest news comes on the heels of Iggy Azalea’s announcement that she was nixing her “Great Escape” tour. The rapper, who collaborated with Charli on the hit Fancy — had a stop planned at AmericanAirlines Arena Oct. 15; tickets are being refunded at point of purchase.
Enrique Iglesias underwent reconstructive hand surgery in Los Angeles after his fingers were sliced during a recent concert. The local singer sliced some of his fingers when he grabbed a drone during a concert Saturday in Tijuana, Mexico.
“Thank you to all for your concern and good wishes. Enrique is currently undergoing reconstructive hand surgery today,” a statement from his rep read Monday. “Enrique will resume his tour July 3 in Mexico City. We appreciate all your wishes and prayers.”
Iglesias performed an additional 30 minutes, though he was advised to end his show after the accident occurred at Plaza de Toros de Playas in front of 12,000 fans, who posted photos and video on social media of Iglesias with a bandaged hand and bloodied T-shirt.
It is unclear if longtime girlfriend Anna Kournikova is at the 40-year-old pop star’s side.
Judging by his most recent Twitter post, it sounds as if there is some pain involved with his operation: “That day when you feel like you woke up on a bed of nails.”
Oxygen Media docu-series Sisterhood of Hip Hop has made it to season 2, premiering at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Back for round 2 of the T.I.-produced series is Miami native Brianna Perry, aka Lil’ Brianna. The I’m That B [word] rapper attended the School for Advanced Studies high school and the University of Miami. We’ll see the so-called femcee (female emcee) head to the west coast to try to make her mark on the music industry with a little help from her friends and mentors — T-Pain, Adrienne Bailon, Da Brat, Travie McCoy, Funkmaster Flex and more. Whatever happens, don’t expect Perry to give up. “I’m a typical girl who wasn't born with a silver spoon but worked hard to make it out of Carol City,” she told the Miami Herald last year. “Dreams do come true, so don't be afraid to chase them down.”
Your lead-up to the weekend just got even better. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday to see country star Luke Bryan Sept. 19-20 at Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Yep, you’ve got a chance to see CMA Entertainer of the Year two nights if you want. Bryan is set to do new stuff from his upcoming album, Kick the Dust Up. Tickets are $25.50-$65.50 at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, the box office and at 800-745-3000.