INDIO, CA - APRIL 16: Rapper Wale performs during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival 2010 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2010 in Indio, California.
Eyes are certainly on the controversial lyricist, but maybe not in the way that he’d hoped.
About two weeks before the annual event, Wale abruptly cancelled, citing a family obligation. Black Pride organizers say Wale pulled out after discovering it was a gay-related event. Labels of “homophobic” soon followed by some in the LGBT community.
Then came this Tweet from Wale on Tuesday, five days before the festival:
“ILL BE THERE!! I'm not scared nor do I have any hatred for ANYBODY.”
The sun has now set on the 2010 D.C. Black Pride Festival. Wale’s career is another matter.