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Future Cancels Charlottesville, Va., Show ‘Out of Respect for the Tragic Events’

Some fans wanted their money back after Future decided to cancel his Charlottesville, Va. concert. (Gary Miller/Getty Images)

Future is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to condemning the deadly violence out of Charlottesville, Va., by refusing to perform in the city.

The rapper announced Thursday that he was canceling his scheduled Saturday, Aug. 19, performance at John Paul Jones Arena. While he will no longer make a stop there as part of his show schedule following the end of the “Nobody Safe Tour” in June, Future affirmed the city “is important to me and always will be.”

The decision comes after counter-protesters showed up to a white supremacist rally in support of Confederate monuments Saturday, Aug. 12, and a man rammed his car through the protesters. The man, James Alex Fields Jr., is accused of killing one woman, Heather Heyer, and injuring 19 others.

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  3. Deadly Charlottesville Rally Accelerates Removal of Confederate Memorials Nationwide

Future’s tweet was met with some who felt the rapper should have kept the concert date.

Mostly, however, his message brought support from fans.

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