Juvenile has expressed his disappointment over not being included in this year’s lineup of the Essence Festival.
The situation unraveled when Essence Fest shared an image displaying three flyers that showcased the lineup of performers for each day. Within the second flyer, the listed artists were categorized based on their respective regions across the United States.
In the set titled “The South Got Something To Say,” prominent artists such as Big Boi, Gucci Mane, Lil Jon, Ludacris, and T.I. were listed as performers. However, Juvenile was noticeably missing from the lineup.
“How is essence doing 50 years of hip hop in New Orleans without me???” Juvenile tweeted.
Following his exclusion, Juvenile took matters into his own hands and chose to endorse another festival called “Donna Fest.” This event serves as a platform for him to showcase his talent and connect with his fans, despite being overlooked.
“F that Donna Fest July 2nd me w my live band +Mannie Fresh +Rebirth & more [gold star emojis] & the best food venders new orleans has to offer i should know im from here! Our [ticket emoji] are just $25!” he wrote.
How is essence doing 50 years of hip hop in New Orleans without me???
F that Donna Fest July 2nd me w my live band +Mannie Fresh +Rebirth & more ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ & the best food venders new orleans has to offer i should know im from here! Our 🎫 are just $25! https://t.co/PHMOpg0GSM https://t.co/UpJa5zd1oS
— JUVENILE (@juviethegreat) June 1, 2023
The New Orleans native attained legendary status in the ’90s as a signed artist with Cash Money Records. . He initially gained prominence as a member of the Hot Boys, alongside Lil Wayne, Turk, and B.G. Throughout his career, Juvenile has delivered numerous timeless Hip Hop tracks, including hits like “Back That Azz Up,” “Set It Off,” “Slow Motion,” and many others.