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The Otago University Students’ Association announced yesterday the Atlanta rapper would not perform his New Zealand dates, despite having secured a New Zealand visa.
He would be replaced by Australian artist Alison Wonderland for the Dunedin concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
The rapper was to also have performed at the Auckland City Limits and Sydney City Limits events.
In a statemetnt, Young Thug said:
"Young Thug was granted a New Zealand visitor visa on 12 February 2018, so he is entitled to enter New Zealand and to perform.
"Since his Australian tour dates were cancelled we have tried to get him to honour his commitment to play in New Zealand, but to no avail.
"Young Thug has made the decision not to come to New Zealand."
Kiwi hip hop rappers Scribe and P-Money will perform at the Auckland festival.
Young Thug was to have appeared at last year's Laneway Festival, but had to pull out.