According to The YBF.com, the “Foolish” singer was scheduled to perform at the university’s “Back to the Brook” concert for students, but the show was canceled due to low tickets sales. According to the university, they only sold two dozen tickets out of a total student population of 25,000+.
A student at the school tells The YBF that the concert wasn’t properly promoted and the students may not be Ashanti’s demo.
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I go to the school. It was only for students, and one ticket a person. What you were told about the demographic is also correct, there is also a large number of international students at the school. It was also announced with very little notice and a weird ticket buying system.
— cashapp $frankiecas (@Frankie_Cas) October 20, 2018
The songstress was reportedly tapped to headline, while Justine Skye and Stony Brook University’s “The Voice” contestant Kelsea Johnson were set to open.
Ashanti was a last minute replacement after Teyana Taylor, who was originally booked to perform, pulled out due to “unforeseen circumstances” two weeks prior to the show.
The school issued a statement explaining that low ticket sales were the reason they decided to pull the plug on the show.
Peep the statement below:
The “Power” star took aim at the singer on Instagram, writing: “Ashanti show canceled after only 24 tickets sold. wait a minute, I thought I told everybody not to f**k with this fool. I want the names and social’s of everybody who bought a ticket now. LOL GET THE STRAP.”