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Mexican singer-songwriter Peso Pluma, who has been making waves in the music industry, has canceled his scheduled event in Tijuana on October 14 at Estadio Caliente in Baja California. This decision follows reports of alleged death threats against the 24-year-old artist, which were displayed on banners throughout the city.
Double P Records and Prajin Music Group, the labels associated with Peso Pluma, confirmed the cancellation through an Instagram story on Wednesday. They explained that the decision was made to ensure the safety of both fans and crew members.
“Our priority is the safety of our fans and our team. In the interest of everyone’s well-being, we are canceling our show in Tijuana,” the statement read. “We deeply appreciate our fans’ understanding and support. We love you. Sincerely: La Doble P.”
Peso Pluma’s rapid rise to fame in the United States has been a noteworthy development in the música Mexicana genre. He recently made history as the first Mexican artist to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards and was also the first Mexican act to appear on American late-night television when he performed on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in April.
However, this newfound attention has brought its own challenges. The threatening banners, which were linked to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel based on their initials, prompted local authorities to launch an investigation into the credibility of these threats in Tijuana.
Reports indicate that the banners warned Peso Pluma not to proceed with his October 14 show, stating, “It will be your last performance because of your disrespectful loose tongue.” Additionally, local news reported that an individual had been arrested in connection with the banners.
It’s worth noting that Peso Pluma, like many música Mexicana artists, often includes themes related to the narcotics world in his songs, from mentioning influential drug cartel leaders to subtle drug references. Prior to this incident, a series of the artist’s concerts in the United States had also been postponed, though no specific reasons were provided by his team or concert promoters.