Slay Presents, the organisers behind the upcoming UK and Ireland tour by CupcakKe, today shared on social media that the events have been cancelled.
CupcakKe, a long-standing ally to the LGBT+ community, was due to play a gig in the Voodoo Lounge tomorrow as part of her Ephorize tour.
The statement released by the organisers said: “It’s with great sadness we need to let you know that CupcakKe/Elizabeth did not board the flight booked for her to the UK last night…she made no attempt to enter the UK despite many alternative flight options suggested to her to arrive today as per agreement and her work visa to complete the tour which has many dates near sold out.
“As yet she has provided no statement or information as to why she has let her fans down and chose not to board the flight or any alternative flight options later in the day which would have landed her in the UK in good time to start the tour and is now not responding to any calls/texts or emails.”
It’s with great sadness we need to let you know that @CupcakKe_rapper did not board the flight booked for her to the UK last night (26/3/19)
— Slay! (@slaypresents) March 27, 2019
It continued: “As the tour is due to start today there seems no alternative option but to pull the tour which i’m sure many fans will be disappointed at. We will be posting a full trail of the interaction online from agreement to events yesterday regarding the matters so fans are aware the blame lies with the artist as this is totally unacceptable. She has not refunded the $22k paid to her by way of deposits, visa or flight monies which our lawyer has now sent an email to her to start recovery to allow refunds to be actioned.”
As well as being an ally to the queer community, CupcakKe has been very vocal about her struggles with mental health, encouraging others to seek help. In January, she posted a worrying Tweet concerning suicidal thoughts. After a huge outpouring of support, she later replied:
“I’ve been fighting with depression for the longest …sorry that I did it public last night but I’m okay. I went to the hospital and I’m finally getting the help that I need to get through, be happy, and deliver great music. Thanks for all the prayers but please don’t worry about me.”
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