Va. Club Apologizes to Pusha T
A Virginia Beach, Va., nightclub has issued an apology to rapper Pusha T after he publicly charged the venue with racism and discrimination last week.
Pusha T attempted to patronize Venue 112 last week, but was told he couldn’t. In an interview with WAVY.com, Pusha T explained: “White males and females walked in before us … we were there first, and we had to wait.”
After receiving backlash online from both Pusha T and Pharrell, the club posted the following statement on its Instagram account:
“@kingpush I’m sorry I offended you it was not my intent and I apologize,” Jon Lindsay, owner of Venue112 nightclub, wrote to Pusha T, who then reposted the apology to his Instagram. “I know you will find many in our community who will vouch for the content of my character. I meant you no disrespect. If you would ever like to give Venue112 another chance let me know and I will happily accommodate you.”
Public apologies that come after public relaying of discrimination are fairly common. Let’s see if Venue112 means it when a regular patron of Black decent attempts to roll through their establishment.
Good job for putting them on blast Pusha T.