Sha Ek, 22Gz, and Ron Suno were removed from the Rolling Loud line-up at the request of the NYPD.
New York’s drill scene, while prosperous, has faced similar setbacks in previous editions of Rolling Loud. In 2019, the NYPD issued a statement to organizers with the request of removing five artists, including Casanova, Sheff G, Pop Smoke, and 22Gz. The department’s assistant chief suggested these rappers, in particular, would create a “higher risk of violence,” if they took the stage. Unfortunately, RL founder Tariq Cherif was cornered into complying with authorities since it would’ve jeopardized the opportunities for Rolling Loud to return to the Big Apple.