Ekali Cancels Show Due to Alleged Assault by Security Guards in St. Louis
Ekali is living one hell of a roller coaster year! Recently, the Canadian DJ has announced his engagement to singer Sam Blacky. Flag fam, you have to check out her ring - it's stunning! Although this moment was an undeniable wave of positivity for the rising superstar, this past week hasn't been an easy one for him nor his team.
On Friday, November 15, 2019, Ekali was billed to perform at Club Europe in St. Louis. Later, he took to Twitter to confirm that he was cancelling the show due to the security and other staff members' threatening actions against him and his team. Furthermore, he chronicled some of the staff's unprofessional behaviours and even shared a clip of some of the troubling confrontations, as seen below.
That’s club staff by the way, Club Europe in St Louis— Ekali 🥀 (@EkaliMusic) November 16, 2019
He also attempted to open the door and assault us once we were in the car. Im sorry to those I disappointed, I’ll be back soon in a venue not ran by thugs— Ekali 🥀 (@EkaliMusic) November 16, 2019
As you can imagine, the accused staff members did not take these allegations lightly. One of the security guards, going by @MRGoliath on Twitter, responded to Ekali and offered an alternative perspective to the story. Unfortunately, the Tweet was later deleted; however, you can still get an idea of the context below.
I didn’t say a single word in the DJ booth. I can barely speak cause I’m sick and swollen. I saw violence, I said I’m leaving. I’m in the parking lot leaving. we get rushed by 6 people. Im not hard, I’m a Canadian kid getting his job done. Not here to get my “brains blown out” https://t.co/OUNycyUBu4— Ekali 🥀 (@EkaliMusic) November 16, 2019
I have 4 neutral witnesses, since you stole my property and shut it off right before it was said— Ekali 🥀 (@EkaliMusic) November 16, 2019
In fact I was so shocked you said it I asked you if that’s what you said, and you said yeah we’re gonna blow your brains out. Then you said the same to my guests when they went to get their Uber.— Ekali 🥀 (@EkaliMusic) November 16, 2019
To clarify I’m talking about the venue. The promoters were very helpful. But this place is 10/10 unsafe. We had every single security guard rush us. Off to bed happy no one got hurt— Ekali 🥀 (@EkaliMusic) November 16, 2019
The power of social media never ceases to amaze us. We hope that by a big name DJ shinning a light on these unacceptable acts that something will get done to improve the club's attendees' overall safety. For those who were affected by the cancellation and who would like to see Ekali perform in St. Louis, we have good news! He has confirmed that he will, eventually, make it back to the city, stating, "I’m sorry to those I disappointed, I’ll be back soon in a venue not ran by thugs."