Earlier this week the line-up was announced for this year's Lollapalooza. As you would expect, the bill is stacked with headline sets from Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Machine Gun Kelly, Doja Cat and more. Naturally, when you book hundreds of acts for your festival then fitting them all on one poster becomes tricky. The default situation is that the lower down the bill you are then the smaller your name appears on the graphics that go out to promote the festival. Most people seem cool with this but Joyner Lucas has taken exception to pretty much everything about his Lolla deal, from his font size to his fee and even appearing on the same bill as "goofy ass" Machine Gun Kelly.
In a series of tweets posted on Wednesday, the independent rapper suggested that he deserves higher billing than he currently has and that he now wants off the bill entirely. As you can see, Joyner is currently on the 10th row down of performers, sharing poster real estate with Goth Babe, Wet Leg, and Gracie Abrams. Not bad company, by any means, but admittedly new acts who haven't yet established themselves. Joyner's debut studio album ADHD dropped in 2020, and last year he appeared on the Space Jam: A New Legacy soundtrack. Check out his tweets below.
These festivals is gon stop playing with me like I ain’t that nigga. Putting my name next to the names of a bunch of random niggaz that nobody heard of and offering me a weak ass 💰. Then I say no to the offer and these hoe ass niggaz put me on the flier anyways. @lollapalooza— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 23, 2022
Niggaz is on gon start putting respek on my name. For years I been getting these weak ass offers like I’m some lil nigga. Then niggaz who ain’t even on my level or doing my numbers is getting put in BIG LETTERS while they write my shit hella small on the flier.! How sway?!!— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 23, 2022
I’m the biggest independent artist period with the exception of my nigga tech. And I got the numbers & the fans & the💰 to back that statement up. How is it that these festivals keep tryna bunch my name up with a bunch of niggaz who ain’t on my level?. nigga I’m JOYNER LUCAS 🤨— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 23, 2022
All I know is @lollapalooza better take my fukin name off that flier. I ain’t agree to that lineup and I don’t want that weak ass 💰 niggaz tried to give me. Next thing I kno the flier goes out and they gon put my name in some tiny ass letter like i ain’t me. Fuck outta here! 😡— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 23, 2022
Bro hit me up today asking me what time is my set at @lollapalooza. I said huh? went and looked at the flier and had to find a microscope to find my name. 🤨 Disrespectful. They said i had to get my numbers up to be respected. So I went top 10 billboard independently. Still this— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 23, 2022
Then you got this goofy ass nigga headlining? Smh how sway? pic.twitter.com/fgHyU6CQJS— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 23, 2022
someone said “don’t bring out the rap devil”… 😭 maaaaannnn listen. Lol What my brother Marshall did to this nigga @machinegunkelly is light compared to what’s waiting if he wanna walk down that street wit me. Ain’t nobody worried bout a nigga who paints his nails. 💅🏿 foh— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 23, 2022