Jhené Aiko: I Was Disrespected at Def Jam 30 Concert

Jhené Aiko: I Was Disrespected at Def Jam 30 Concert

Singer explains absence from label’s anniversary show, says female member of her camp was "physically assaulted."

Published October 20, 2014

Jhené Aiko never made it to the stage for Def Jam's 30th Anniversary concert in Brooklyn last week because she and members of her camp were “disrespected,” the singer revealed to a fan via Instagram.  

She also claims a male employee physically assaulted her female manager at the Oct. 16 Barclays Center celebration. “Unfortunately me and my camp were told to ‘get the f**k out’ by ‘workers’ while I was waiting to go on stage …after this ‘worker’ (male) physically assaulted a member of my management (female) …we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment,” she wrote. “If there’s one thing I can’t rock with, it’s disrespect… if me and my band members were any of the rappers that were performing there, we would have never been talked to or treated in such a way. I’m sorry that I was unable to perform for you tonight… hope to see you soon!”

Aiko was part of the label’s lineup of past and present artists celebrating one of music's most notable imprints. The bill included 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Ja Rule, DMX, Method Man, Foxy Brown and Jeremih.

The label hasn’t commented on Aiko’s allegations. 

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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