"They said they gon do what to who?" On Tuesday night, Bankers Life Fieldhouse brought to the public's attention that the sold-out Cardi B concert they were hosting would be postponed due to an unverified threat. They released a statement that reads as followed:
"Due to a security threat and safety concerns at the July 30th show, management has advised that the show be postponed. These threats are currently under investigation."
STATEMENT FROM TONIGHT’S PROMOTER MAMMOTH LIVE:— Bankers Life Fieldhouse (@TheFieldhouse) July 31, 2019
“Due to a security threat and safety concerns at this evening’s show, management has advised that this show be postponed. These threats are currently under investigation.” pic.twitter.com/PZopS6W8rd
Shortly after their announcement, Cardi B took to Twitter and Instagram to apologize to her fans for the unfortunate cancellation.
Dear Indiana people I’m so sorry for today .I will like to let you know I was at the venue I was even rehearsing a new move I been excited to do on my show. Unfortunately there was a security threat that is currently under investigation right now. My safety and your safety first. pic.twitter.com/4glELemzYY— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 31, 2019
Some fans responded with claims that the threats were from Trump supporters due to that fact that Cardi is now widely speaking against Trump more than ever and pushing all of her follower groups to vote Democrat. As a part of making her voice in politics be known, the rapper has met a few times with Bernie Sanders this summer. She and the current presidential candidate are working on a way to "involve more young people in the political process." We stan an artist who stans politics. Many are surprised, some almost offended, by the rapper's interest in politics, but Cardi does not let the haters stop her, and makes it very clear that the main goal is just getting people to learn their candidates.
Today @iamcardib and I finally met. We had a great conversation about the future of America.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 30, 2019
And let me tell you: Cardi B is right.
Together, we’ll get millions of young people involved in the political process and transform this country. Stay tuned for our video coming soon! pic.twitter.com/L9mQ8InMZu
You speaking politics so they’re trying to stop your bag, sis! pic.twitter.com/bZkndpQj3q— He gon’ buy me gucci if I ask for it (@justspencerrr) July 31, 2019
Other fans speculated that Cardi made up the claim because she did not feel like attending the concert. Many fans that traveled a long way to attend to the concert were highly upset about the cancellation. Some concluded that Cardi cancelled because she was "drunk" or "in pain from surgery," and that she never had intentions to attend the show. Cardi put those rumors to an end immediately through social media.
As well as defending herself verbally through social media platforms, her Instagram showed an overview of her Tuesday that included a post to Instagram Stories that showed her on a jet, an Instagram video that showed a rehearsal at the venue's location, timestamped at 4:26 pm, and Cardi B showed a screen cap to Twitter in a now deleted tweet of her on an airplane at 7:07 pm Tuesday morning, leaving Indianapolis.
Regardless of where the threats originated, Cardi's safety should be our number one concern. We are just glad that Cardi is well protected. Fortunately Cardi was able to attend her concert in Charlottesville, Virginia the next day, but as for the July 30th Indianapolis concert, it is said to have been rescheduled to September 11th. More info on updates can be found at the link below.