Broccoli City is one of the biggest music festivals in the country with thousands flocking to Washington D.C. annually to attend the springtime festival.
He didn’t go into specifics on what he meant by “respect,” though some fans speculated that Wale felt slighted by not having top billing for the festival. The festival lineup was announced just a few hours before Wale announced he was dropping out. Wale replied to some of the speculation going on in his replies by saying “I’m glad people understand. That shit really means a lot to me.”
I’m Pullin out this show . https://t.co/PVCep1gINu
— Wale (@Wale) February 1, 2022
Currently, Wale is touring the country on his “Under a Blue Moon Tour” to promote his latest album Folarin II. He took to social media earlier giving the Chicago audience praise for their energy, and raving about a surprise proposal that took place on the stage.
With the sudden departure, his fans have been torn about the announcement with some fans disappointed he’s leaving his hometown fans hanging. Twitter user Tee Bake said, “Why you want to pull out a show that’s in your hometown. That’s weird vibes!”
The festival, which began in 2013 an Earth Day celebration in D.C., has gone on to become one of the largest festivals in the country. They responded to the news by tweeting, “We are looking to work something out with Wale– he is a great artist that we respect! We will work something out ! It’s love. We black he black – we all want to bring vibes to the city!”