The 50-year-old rapper canceled the event to be held in September due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Jay-Z organized festival Made in America has been canceled.

The 50-year-old hip-hop legend made the decision to cancel the popular event, which was taking place between September 5 and 6 at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, due to the Covid-19 crisis in the U.S.

Beyoncé’s husband is encouraging everyone to focus on the fight for racial equality after the Black Lives Matter protests, which erupted after the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody.

The musical eveno, which had previously been hosted by artists such as Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and the rapper’s wife, Beyoncé, will return for Labor Day weekend next year.

In a statement, Jay’s record label Roc Nation said: “2020 is a year like no other. We are at a crucial moment in the history of this nation. Collectively, we are fighting parallel pandemics, COVID-19, systematic racism, and police brutality. Now is the time to protect the health of our artists, fans, partners and community, as well as focus on our support for organizations and individuals who fight for social justice and equality in our country. Therefore, the Made In America festival will be rescheduled for the Labor Day 2021 weekend. “

No artists had been announced for the 2020 event.

Those who purchased tickets will be able to use them for the 2021 festival, and ticket holders who are unable to attend will be able to request a full refund from Live Nation.

The statement added: “If someone prefers a refund, an email will be sent to request one. For any additional ticket inquiries, please contact the point of purchase. ”