The Roots Pull Out Of David Bowie Tribute Shows Due To "Petty" "Bitchassness"

31 March 2016, 15:27

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Questlove announced The Roots, Bilal and Kimbra have pulled out of the shows due to differences with other performers.

The Roots have pulled out of their performances this week's upcoming David Bowie tribute shows.

The hip-hop and neo-soul outfit were scheduled to play two shows at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall on 31 March and 1 April respectively, but have announced they - alongside Bilal and Kimbra - will no longer participate due to "bitchassness" from "fellow musicians".

Taking to Instagram, band member Questlove revealed: "I've never been so insecure or petty as to deny a fellow musician use of ANY of my equipment (or my band's equipment----or resources or contacts or knowledge or ANYTHING) it angers me when that same courtesy is not reciprocated."

He added: "The Roots/Bilal/Kimbra (w/ Wendy Melvoin, DD Jackson & Ray Angry) pulled out of these Bowie gigs. We have patience. But we do NOT have patience for the #Bitchassness. Enjoy your precious equipment."

See his Instagram post below:

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Friday 1 April's  tribute concert, The Music Of David Bowie, taking place at Radio City Music Hall will be streamed live around the world

Radio City have teamed up with Skype and ammado to stream the concert globally "in return for a small donation," with all proceeds going to the Molodic Caring Project, GRAMMY in the schools and Young Audiences New York.

Visit the events official website for more information and to donate.