Omarion Cancels Gig at London Nightclub Accused of Racism

Omarion Cancels Gig at London Nightclub Accused of Racism

Backlash against DSTRKT heats up.

Published October 5, 2015

Days after The Weeknd blasted London nightclub DSTRKT, the venue continues to face backlash behind discrimination claims. Omarion canceled an appearance at the hot spot amid claims that a group of Black female club-goers were turned away because they were “too dark.” 

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Protests have continued outside the club, despite DSTRKT denying the reported prejudice.  The club has promised a “thorough investigation” into the allegations. "The night in question was a very busy night and the women who have made the complaint against the venue arrived without having made any prior reservation with the venue,” the club explained in a statement. "All our tables were fully booked and we had a full general admission guest list and on that basis alone they were not granted entry.The only people who were allowed entry after the women arrived were allowed in because they had booked in advance."

The four women claim that two out of their group were met with discrimination. One of the accusers, Zalika Miller, “couldn’t believe the amount of support” they’ve received over social media. 

Karrueche Tran, who was at DSTRKT the night the women were rejected entry, clarified that she was unaware of the alleged incident. "It's unfortunate to hear about something like that, especially something that I'm part of," Tran said in an interview. "I'm half African-American too. I have god-sisters and family who have darker skin as well.

"I don't support any sort of discrimination. I love people for who they are."

See Omarion’s Tweet below.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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