Homecoming Concert promoter Willie ‘Will the thrill’ McKenzie was arrested late Thursday night after he entered the WANM radio studios to confront an on air personality over comments she made about the upcoming concert.
FAMU police cited McKenzie for trespassing, then arrested him after a routine check showed he was wanted on an outstanding warrants. McKenzie was booked and released from Leon County Jail Friday morning.
McKenzie had come under fire by some students for the lyrics of the rappers he booked in the concert line-up. WANM Radio Personality "Dee Dee Rock" raised the issue during her show.
McKenzie said the station was criticizing the concert and that would ultimately hurt ticket sales.
SGA President Gallop Franklin, defended the decision to hire 22-year-old McKenzie, CEO of Double Trouble Entertainment, and said "they had the best proposal and best interview during the selection process…our entire process has been transparent.”
A recent FAMUAN poll showed that 64% of participants favored scrapping the concert line-up and moving in a different direction. Early last week the homecoming concert's headliner Gucci Mane cancelled his appearance because of his own legal troubles.