The My Krazy Life MC sent a tweet yesterday putting the LAPD on blast for blocking him from performing at last night's Irvine date and on Monday's L.A. stop of the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour.
Yesterday MTV News reached out to a media relations representative for the Los Angeles Police Department and was told that the department had no information regarding the matter. However, a source close to YG's camp told us that the police department put a call into the tour promoter demanding that they add extra police security to the concert if YG was to perform.
The added muscle could cost the promoter an extra $120,000, thus making YG a real financial liability and making it nearly impossible for him to perform.
Our source called the order "unfair," claiming that the rapper is being judged on his gangsta music and not his real life track record. The source cited two sold out shows in Orange County, plus YG's recent appearance at the Budweiser Made in America Festival in Los Angeles that went on without incident. His team also reminds that the rapper has done some positive work in the community as well, calling out a recent event where he gave out free back to school supplies to kids in his hometown.
An opening spot alongside Lil Wayne and Drake would only boost YG's profile in hip-hop.
"We been fighting tooth and nail to get it, we finally got it and now they want to take it away," the source said. "YG has a professional team around him."
MTV News was told that YG and members of his team would like the chance to sit with police and come up with a reasonable and workable solution.