Tiny Jag has pulled out of the AfroFuture Fest music festival after finding out “non-POCs” were paying more than people of color. The burgeoning Detroit rapper was outraged when a white friend of hers sent a screenshot via Instagram showing the ticket price discrepancy. She learned the early bird POC ticket was $10 while the early bird “non-POC” ticket cost $20.
Once Tiny Jag confirmed the festival’s ticket structure, she immediately canceled her appearance and asked organizers to remove her name from any promotional materials.“I was immediately enraged just because I am biracial. I have family members that would have, under those circumstances, been subjected to something that I would not ever want them to be in … especially not because of anything that I have going on,” she said.
Following the backlash, it appears the AfroFuture Fest has tweaked its ticket pricing structure. On Sunday, organizers took to the AfroFuture Fest Twitter account to break down the new pricing. “For the safety of our community, family, elders who received threats from white supremacists,& youth who were subjected to seeing racist comments on our IG pg,” the post reads. “Afrofuture Fest has changed our ticketing model to $20 General Admission & suggested donation for nonPOC on @eventbrite.”