Jay-Z stated last week Wednesday he was not happy with the City of Philadelphia's booting of his annual music festival from the city's grandest boulevard, accusing the mayor of having "zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city."
Penning on Op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer, the American-cultural icon blasted the city for making a decision before communicating with event organizers, calling it a failure on the part of Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney.
The mayor said he thought the city's position had been communicated to Jay-Z. Nonetheless the mayor of the City of Brotherly Love reflected his change of position in a post yesterday to Twitter:
Had a productive meeting today with @RocNation about the future of @MIAFestival. We addressed each other’s concerns and came to an agreement after last week’s misunderstanding. The festival belongs here in Philly — and on the Parkway. https://t.co/Ezjvwjbmd6
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) July 23, 2018
As it stand now the show must go on. Same dates September 1 & 2 on Philadelphia's renowned Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
More information on the event can be found here.