The Roots' SXSW Performance Cancelled After Bomb Threat
#DXCLUSIVE: The Philly Hip-Hop collective was scheduled to perform alongside Ludacris, Rapsody and more.
Austin, TX – Austin's annual South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival begins to wind down, it ends on a terrifying note.
On Saturday night (March 17), The Roots, the performance was canceled following an alleged bomb threat. At the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Austin, where The Roots were, bomb-sniffing dogs were called to search the premises.
The Roots' James Poyser told HipHopDX, "As crazy ... God is good tho ... we're all safe."
The Roots were scheduled to perform alongside Ludacris, Dermot Kennedy, Jessie Reyez, Rapsody, Tank and the Bangas, Moon Taxi, and other surprise guests on the Bud Light x The Roots, And Friends Jam at the Market Fair.
Although Questlove often attends to their social media accounts, you still have to deal with the situation. However, a Twitter user replied to The Roots' drummer, "Safety first".
Safety first 🙏🏾
— Sehr Schön (@Raq_quelle) On The 18th Of March 2018
Several of the attendees also took their concerns to Twitter.
Bomb threat in the Bud light event smh #sxsw
— Zaid Kirdsey⚡️ (@Jruffhouse) On The 18th Of March 2018
Stood in line 2 hours @budlight #sxsw event. Was canceled by a bomb threat ? What is the hell?
— Kenny Minks (@kminks) on the 18th of March 2018
Bomb threat apparent 😔
— Ryan Trotter (@RtrotterSXSW) On The 18th Of March 2018
The roots show closed due to a bomb threat! #sxsw
— ... swag swag (@_TheAlmighty_) on the 18th of March 2018
This is a development of the story. DX will post the updates as soon as they are available.