Rappers’ Concert Canceled Just Hours Beforehand After Plumbing Issue


Fans of Detroit-based rapper Babyface Ray were left disappointed after one of his recent shows was abruptly canceled. The musician, whose real name is Marcellus Rayvon Register, was due on Sunday 23 “Plumbing issues.

The Sunday show was supposed to start at 8pm local time, but just hours before, a statement shared on Warehouse Live’s Instagram account informed fans that the show would no longer go ahead as planned. In a statement, the venue said: “Due to a city-wide plumbing issue, the restrooms within the venue are unusable, so we will not be able to open doors for the show tonight until the issue is resolved.”

These people just canceled our show

— Guy Baby (@VEEZE4Eva) April 24, 2023

The canceled show not only caused a lot of disappointment, but also raised many questions. When Babyface took to Twitter to write, “These people just canceled our show,” many fans began questioning the legitimacy of the reason for the cancellation, with one person asking, “What citywide sanitation issue?” Another person wrote : “There is no city-wide sanitation problem. Stop lying,” while a third person noted, “I didn’t get a citywide ordinance lol.” As of this writing, there appear to have been no local reports of citywide sanitation issues in Houston over the weekend. Several people suggested the venue should just “throw up some Porta potties,” while others noted they flew to Houston from Milwaukee and New Mexico for the show, only to have it canceled just hours before its scheduled start time.

According to Warehouse Live, the canceled Babyface Ray show will be rescheduled to a later date. A date for the postponed show has not been announced at this time. The venue added: “All tickets will be honored for the future date. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”

Babyface’s Houston show was part of his ongoing Courtesy of the Mob tour, which follows the release of his two albums Face and Mob in 2022. The tour, which will see the rapper joined by fellow Detroit rapper and frequent collaborator Veeze, kicked off April 6 at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento and will include stops in San Diego, Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit and more before they at The Filmore in Detroit ends on December 13.