Pharerell Williams shuts down festival after cousin shot by police
Written by Nate Matthews on October 10, 2021
“I love my city, but for far too long it has been run by — and with toxic energy,” he wrote. “The toxic energy that changed the narrative several times around the homicide of my cousin, [Donovon] Lynch, a citizen of Virginia, is the same toxic energy that changed the narrative around the mass murder and senseless loss of life at Building Number 2.”
He added, “I wish the same energy I’ve felt from Virginia Beach leadership upon losing the festival would have been similarly channeled following the loss of my relative’s life.”
Eustice, Kyle. “Pharrell Williams Axes His Star-Studded Festival Following Cousin’s Death by Police.” HipHopDX, HipHopDX, 6 Oct. 2021, https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.65011/title.pharrell-williams-axes-his-star-studded-festival-following-cousins-death-by-police.