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Philly Mayor responds to Jay-Z’s op-ed on Made In America festival

Made in America Festival 2017 - Sunday
Made In America 2017 (more by Chelsea Pineda)

Yesterday, Jay-Z wrote an op-ed criticizing Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney for forcing the Made In America music festival (which Jay founded) to move from its usual location of Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 2019. Kenney has now given a statement in response. Via Variety:

The City of Philadelphia supports the Made in America festival and is greatly appreciative of all that it has done for Philadelphia. We are committed to its continued success and thank them for their partnership. We hope to be able to resolve what has been an unfortunate misunderstanding. We are working with Roc Nation and Live Nation to resolve this issue and we are committed to continuing our partnership with the Made in America festival.

Stay tuned for more.

Meanwhile, this year’s Made In America goes down on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Labor Day weekend with Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Meek Mill, Diplo, Zedd, Miguel, Janelle Monae, SOB x RBE, Saba, Maxo Kream, JPEGMAFIA, Code Orange, Turnstile, Show Me the Body, and more.

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