Talib Kweli wants to make sure that he’s on board with all brands attached to his name. So when the Brooklyn MC found out that liquor brand Colt 45 was to be involved with his concert in Lawrence, Kansas on April 20, a fact with which he was previously unaware, he was unhappy and took matters into his own hands.
“To my fans in Lawrence Kansas the Granada Theater has partnered with Colt 45 without my knowledge to promote the show,” he tweeted yesterday afternoon (April 12). ”We shut that down. So on 4-20 I will be at the Granada in Lawrence Kansas but Colt45 is no longer involved in the show promo. Thank yall (fans) for alerting me.”
This will be one of a handful of stops in the next month or so for Kwe, who will also be hitting Madison, Boston, Nashville and more before heading over to perform in London on May 10. Those in the New York area can catch him tonight at the New York Needs You benefit at Marquee at 10 p.m.
After releasing Gutter Rainbows in January, Talib is now at work on his next album, Prisoner of Consciousness.
Kweli did not respond when reached for comment on the situation by XXLMag.com. —Adam Fleischer