Anticipated rapper cancels his performance at SF’s Portola Fest

MIA, one of the most anticipated acts scheduled to appear at San Francisco’s Portola Festival later this weekend, has canceled their performance “due to a serious and unexpected health issue that occurred earlier this summer,” according to a Post shared on the festival’s Instagram. I count on Friday.

“MIA would like her fans to know how deeply disappointed she is and will address her recent experience later today,” the statement read.

However, as of Monday afternoon, the English rapper known for hits “Paper Planes” and “Bad Girls” had yet to publicly comment on the cancellation. SFGATE contacted a spokesperson for the Portola Festival, as well as an agent representing MIA, and did not receive a response at the time of publication.

MIA, whose real name is Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, received a Grammy nomination in 2009 for “Paper Planes”, which appeared on her second album “Kala”. She was also the subject of the 2018 documentary “Matangi/Maya/MIA”

Promoted by Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based company that produces Coachella every year, Portola Festival is one of San Francisco’s newest music festivals. The electronic dance music-focused lineup includes headliners Flume and Chemical Brothers, as well as Kaytranada, Charli XCX and Toro y Moi, and is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. A replacement for MIA has not yet been announced. announced by the festival.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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