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Jay Z Pens Open Letter to Philly Mayor After Evicting M.I.A. Festival!

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The City of Philadelphia made an announcement regarding Jay Z’s Made In America and it’s reportedly MOVING from the Parkway location in 2019.

 

Made In America has taken place in Philadelphia at The Parkway since 2012 and fans are not really pleased about the move that is set to happen in 2019 including Jay Z.

 

Jay Z penned an open letter that was published in The Philly Inquirer giving Philly Mayor Jim Kenney a piece of his mind.

 

The Parkway is a cultural arts center that is symbolic to over 600 artists that have performed at this event. - Jay Z

 

According to HOV there was no proper communication in relaying this eviction notice of the Festival and that they learned about this through the media.

 

Jay Z goes on to express how he believes the mayor of Philadelphia has failed his city, and asks whether they typically reject minority-owned businesses that are growing within the city. 

 

“We consider this stance a failure on the mayor’s part. Is this an accurate representation of how he and his administration treat partners that economically benefit his city? Do they regularly reject minority-owned businesses that want to continue to thrive and grow alongside his city’s people?” - Jay Z 

 

Read the open letter from Jay Z HERE: