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Megan Thee Stallion Withdraws from Global Citizen Festival Due to Scheduling Conflicts with Beyoncé

by Diamond Brown

Megan Thee Stallion’s Surprising Change of Plans: From Global Citizen to Beyoncé's Invitation

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Megan Thee Stallion, the rap sensation, was initially slated to take the stage at this weekend's Global Citizen Festival in New York City's Central Park, a grand event aimed at "ending extreme poverty" around the world. However, she had an unexpected change of plans.

According to reports from media outlets, the rapper decided to withdraw from the Global Citizen Festival because she received a more enticing offer from none other than Beyoncé. Queen Bey invited Megan to join her for a performance of a single song in their shared home state of Texas, specifically in Houston.

The sudden shift in Megan Thee Stallion's schedule was reported on September 12th by Pitchfork, citing a rather understated tweet from the festival: "Hi there — due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Megan Thee Stallion will no longer be available to perform at the 2023 Global Citizen Festival."

However, insiders tell a different story. According to sources, the "unforeseen scheduling conflict" was not an accident but rather a brand-new opportunity to perform alongside Beyoncé. In contrast, another source attributed it to an "inadvertent duplicate scheduling mistake by her team." In any case, it was an unexpected twist of events.

Beyoncé is currently on her "Renaissance" tour, which includes a two-night engagement at Houston's NRG Stadium. In light of Megan Thee Stallion's departure, the Global Citizen Festival's lineup underwent adjustments. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lauryn Hill, and Jung Kook now lead the bill for the festival's 11th installment in New York.

The Global Citizen festival has a unique concept where attendees "earn" their tickets by taking action on global issues. It not only provides a live experience but also streams on various platforms, including Amazon, Apple, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Beyoncé herself headlined the Global Citizen Festival in 2015 and also took part in the Johannesburg concert in 2018. In contrast, Megan Thee Stallion has yet to make her debut on the Global Citizen stage.

Global Citizen did not respond to inquiries, and a representative for Megan declined to provide further comments. This unexpected change certainly added an intriguing twist to the upcoming music events involving these two talented artists.


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