“It pains me to know I can’t be there with all of you,” the Times wrote on Twitter.
Times will not He is performing at the Governors Ball in New York City next month. On Friday, the Nigerian star posted a statement on Twitter revealing that she had to withdraw from the event for reasons beyond her control. Soon after, the festival announced that Ari Lennox would be replacing her.
“It is with great sadness that I must announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be able to perform at the Governor’s Ball,” Thames wrote in a letter to her fans. “Please know that it was not my intention for this to happen and that it pains me to know that I cannot be with you all.”
She continued, “I wish there was more I could say to make things better,” before thanking her fans for their “unwavering support.”
In its place, GovBall revealed that R&B singer Ari Lennox will be performing on the GOVBALLNYC stage on June 11 at 4:45 p.m. The festival performance comes after Lennox hosted several shows in Europe this month.
Lennox is the third replacement in the line-up after Metro Boomin replaced Davido and Remy Wolf replaced Omar Apollo after the musicians dropped out.
GovBall is set to feature artists like Lizzo, Odesza, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Lil Baby, Diplo, and Rina Sawayama during the three-day event at Flushing Meadows in New York City.