Cardi B was forced to call off her recent concert in Indianapolis due to an “unverified threat” against the rapper, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement yesterday.
The Grammy-winning rapper was set to perform at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday night, but canceled the show just half an hour before it was due to begin. The concert included guest performances from Kevin Gates and Saweetie.
Cardi later took to Twitter to apologize to her fans, explaining that it was important for her to shut down the gig for safety reasons.
“Dear Indiana people I’m so sorry for today,” she tweeted. “Unfortunately there was a security threat that is currently under investigation right now. My safety and your safety first.” The rapper also shared a rehearsal clip, adding that she had been excited to perform a “new move” for the crowd. Check it out below.
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
According to authorities, the police are currently looking into the case. The IMPD also said that there was “no immediate threat to public safety” and that it was “not an active incident.” Investigations are still ongoing.
This evening, there was a scheduled concert at Bankers Life. We were notified of an unverified threat to the artist and the artist canceled this evening’s concert – there is no immediate threat to public safety, this not an active incident. Ongoing investigation #IMPDNow
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) July 31, 2019
Meanwhile, Bankers Life Fieldhouse announced that Cardi’s concert has been postponed to September 11. Tickets from the show’s original night will be honored, but fans who are unable to attend the rescheduled performance can opt for a refund.
STATEMENT FROM TONIGHT’S PROMOTER MAMMOTH LIVE:
“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
— Bankers Life Fieldhouse (@TheFieldhouse) July 31, 2019