Joey Bada$$ Stares at the Eclipse, Cancels Shows

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Joey Bada$$ at the Room to Read event honoring Sean "Diddy" Combs & David M. Solomon for Impact On Global Education at 2017 New York Gala at The Highline Hotel on May 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Room To Read)

Young conscious hip-hop star Joey Bada$$ chose to be rebellious during Monday’s solar eclipse, and the decision might’ve been a costly one. After tweeting that he was gazing at the sun without protective eyewear during the eclipse—the one thing every news outlet stressed that you shouldn’t do—Joey announced on Twitter that he canceled his Cleveland, Chicago, and Toronto opening performances for Logic‘s Everybody‘s tour.

https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS/status/900067244230803458

The cause for these cancellations could be literally anything–Joey only cited “unforeseen circumstances” as his reason. He had, however, suggested that staring into the sun is fine … because if our ancestors did it, why couldn’t he?

https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS/status/899663120431493121

https://twitter.com/joeyBADASS/status/899674567085625345

As for whether stunting on the eclipse has anything to do with his show cancellations–we’ll keep you updated if we hear more.

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