Rolling Loud Miami 2022 to be Headlined by Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and Future

Kanye West (billed under his legal name, Ye), Future, and Kendrick Lamar will headline the three-day Rolling Loud Miami festival in July 2022, according to the festival’s organizers.

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Playboi Carti, Lil Durk, Three 6 Mafia, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Kodak Black, Baby Keem, Trippie Redd, and others will perform at this year’s event, which will take place from July 22-24 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.

Future has been announced to headline a US Rolling Loud event for the second year in a row, following his performance at last year’s Rolling Loud California, where he brought Kanye West out for a surprise appearance during his set.

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DaBaby will return to the Rolling Loud Miami stage this year, almost exactly a year after the rapper stirred outrage at the event for making homophobic statements and disrespectful remarks about individuals living with HIV.

DaBaby’s remarks drew outrage from Elton John and Dua Lipa, the rapper’s ‘Levitating’ collaborator, and he was subsequently dropped from events such as Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, and Austin City Limits.

Later, during a virtual meeting with them, DaBaby apologized. In a joint statement released after the meeting, community leaders and attendance stated the rapper “apologised for the false and insensitive comments he made about persons living with HIV.”

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The rapper announced his first tour since the scandal in November, a set of US performances put on by Rolling Loud. A Rolling Loud spokeswoman told NME at the time that the festival’s organisers “welcome second chances” and that “DaBaby has grown and learned from his experience.” DaBaby then played as part of Rolling Loud California the following month.

J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, and Future were confirmed as the headliners for the inaugural Rolling Loud Portugal back in January. The event is slated to make its European debut in July, after being forced to cancel both their 2020 and 2021 openings owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

—Aditi Manjunath