Rapper Pusha T is Not Here for Bigotry
The G.O.O.D. music artist and a few friends planned to kick back at Venue 112, a sports lounge in Virgina Beach, but were met with what appeared to be a racially motivated dismissal. In a string of social media posts, Pusha explained that he overheard someone at the venue ordering the doormen to tell the rapper and his friends that there was “guest list only” access on that evening.
Pusha let it be known that the comments did not go unnoticed.
Apparently, these sort of actions are the norm for the establishment as more Black people spoke about their negative treatment and experiences while visiting the lounge, further supporting Pusha T’s claims.
@PUSHA_T that shit been goin on for.months! Ive seen black customers come out for a Cig and all of a sudden its compacity “
— IG. BeachNative (@BeachBoyYoni) June 2, 2015
Adding insult to injury, one of Pusha’s friends was already given a wristband for entry into the lounge and access was still denied.
Although the rapper isn’t looking for an apology, he chose to bring the issue to the forefront to let people know that status does not exempt you from racial discrimination.