Joey Bada$$, a hip-hop artist who has earned praise from Malia Obama, asked his Twitter followers if he was “crazy” for staring at the solar eclipse without protective glasses — then canceled his upcoming performances.
“Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses?” the rapper tweeted. “I’ve sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn’t die tho.”
He continued: “This ain’t the first solar eclipse and I’m pretty sure our ancestors ain’t have no fancy eyewear. Also pretty sure they ain’t all go blind.”
Bada$$ then nixed three upcoming performances without any clear explanation.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, my Cleveland, Chicago & Toronto shows on the #EverybodyTour are cancelled,” Bada$$ told his followers.
Health organizations warned people ahead of the eclipse that they could be blinded during the phenomenon if proper eye protection was not used.
It remains unclear if Bada$$ will play performances in Indianapolis and Minneapolis scheduled for this weekend.
“Seeing double, stacking triple,” he tweeted Wednesday evening.
Source: NY Post (Joe Vitale)
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