Snoop Dogg's Lovers & Friends festival dubbed 'Fyre Fest' over line-up confusion
20 February 2020, 11:07
Various R&B artists including Usher, Lil Kim, Ludacris and TLC all appeared on the viral poster.
The 48-year-old rapper is promoting and booking artists for the festival, which features a huge line-up of over 30 artists from the world of R&B, old and new.
Lauryn Hill, Usher, Ludacris, TLC, Nelly, Ja Rule and more all feature on the poster which soon went viral online. However, some fans are convinced that the festival is too good to be true.
Confusion erupted after Lil Kim reposted the Lovers & Friends poster on her Instagram story and denied any involvement with the festival, despite her name appearing clear as day on the image.
"THIS IS SO FAKE! I am not a part of this," she wrote. Mase also commented on the poster and asked for his name to be removed from the line-up, while Twista claimed that he hadn't received any money for his inclusion.
Fans began speculating as to whether the festival was legitimate and starting dubbing it "Fyre Fest", comparing it to the disastrous 2017 music festival co-founded by Ja Rule.
Lil’ Kim and others confirm the Lovers and Friends Festival Lineup is false! pic.twitter.com/bUg3Pf1nx9— Female Rap Room (@FRapRoom) February 18, 2020
Damn Lovers and Friends is another Fyre Fest? Knew it was too good to be true 🙃🙃🙃 pic.twitter.com/HhyktSR5Yj— d shmoney🍯 (@cuervocuevs) February 19, 2020
someone said they haven’t been paid for this at all and their name is on the flyer. also ja rule is involved so rn im looking at this as fyre fest 2 https://t.co/OBmQCjw7Li— blackfire the dragon slayer (@yunggorditaaa) February 19, 2020
All of us who signed up for the fyre festival pre-sale .....I mean lovers and friends fest... pic.twitter.com/AF6Jo7AdPW— 𝕲𝖔𝖑𝖉 & 𝖛𝖆𝖎𝖓 (@vainhaus_) February 19, 2020
Despite the confusion, some of the artists featured on the line-up apparel to co-sign the festival. Foxy Brown reposted the image, adding that the line-up looks "FUCKING SICK!!!!!!". Amerie and Usher both reposted the image on their socials.
Snoop Dogg, prompted by Lil Kim's comment, took to Instagram to confirm the festival's validity and reach out to the 'Lighers Up' rapstress.
"We were talking to some of your people, or at least we thought we were talking to some of your people," he said. "Get at me on the DM so we can get you this some of this money, see if you with this thing or not. But as far as everybody else on the show, 100 per cent confirmed [sic]."
Some people are still confirming their attendance, including Foxy Brown! pic.twitter.com/CuHldt9H5A— Female Rap Room (@FRapRoom) February 19, 2020
A few hours later, Kim confirmed her place at Lovers & Friends and thanked Snoop Dogg for making the festival happen, before encouraging her fans to book tickets.
"THE CHECK HAS CLEARED! Thank Uncle @SnoopDogg guys cause if it wasn’t for him this would not be happening but y’all know how much I love Cali and Uncle Snoop. See ya’ll May 9th, 2020! Tickets on sale TOMORROW [sic]."
Twista has since confirmed his involvement, writing: "Locked and loaded playing all the hits." Lovers & Friends is set to take place on Saturday 9th May at The Grounds Of Dignity Health Sports Park.