Bhad Babie‘s forthcoming show in Jordan has been cancelled after the star reportedly expressed unintended support for Israel on Twitter.
The viral star and rapper, real name Danielle Bregoli, was scheduled to perform in Amman, Jordan on 8th July before performing in Tel Aviv, Israel the following day.
In an Instagram story uploaded yesterday, 17th June, founder of Pop! – the Jordan-based social media and event agency, Sanad Kteshat, announced the concert would not be going ahead, writing: “The cancellation comes from the [recently] surfaced support to Israel, which is something that violates the moral values of my company.”
According to TMZ, the cancellation comes after the rapper found herself involved in an altercation on Twitter with Palestinian long-distance runner, Mohammad Alqadi.
After being tagged in a post from the athlete which was written in Arabic, Babie, in an apparent misunderstanding of the tweet’s content, responded with a comment proclaiming her love for McDonalds fries.
However, the post from Alqadi was in fact one calling on his followers to cease their support of the viral star, whom he believes to be in support of Israel.
Following the cancellation announcement, Alqadi claimed he had been blocked by the rapper on Twitter, saying: “Why she blocked me because I asked her to stop supporting apartheid Israel . @BhadBhabie your tour to Jordan was cancelled. [I] told you we will work to cancel it and we did.”
Further to this, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, an activist group took credit for the cancellation, with the group announcing via Twitter: “Our joint efforts to influence by sending messages to the organisers, venue and ticket sellers have resulted directly in influencing the decision of the organisers to cancel the event.”
In October of last year, Bhad Babie attended a fundraising event in Los Angeles hosted by Hollywood organisation, Creative Community for Peace (CCFP) – a non-profit organisation that highlights itself as working to promote creativity and peace through music and the arts, while “countering the cultural boycott of Israel.”
Bhad Babie’s team have reportedly told TMZ that promoters are overreacting to the incident that went down on Twitter and insist the 16-year old has never pledged allegiance to either side of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Bregoli rose to fame after appearing on Dr. Phil as a troubled teen. In the now infamous episode, while taking heat from members of the audience, she lashed out in defense of herself, yelling “cash me outside, how bow dat?”. The line went viral and transformed Bregoli into a overnight celebrity. Watch the video above.