Monday, October 19, 2009

Homecoming concert promoter arrested

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.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's no way you can tell me that this 22 year-old thug is an experienced concert promoter.

Anonymous said...

Rattler Nation,
I'd like to know if the SGA decides to go another route at this late date, instead of using this promoter's service, will the promoter have to return the money, or will SGA have to forfeit that money for breach of contract? What are the terms of the contract?

Anonymous said...

This is interesting...

Anonymous said...

how did he have the best proposal...... If Midget Mac was in it as a host.....it couldn't have been the best. And if SGA is "transparent" where are all the other proposals. I've never heard of being able to change out all the artists two weeks before the show.

I bet you this "promoter" doesn't even have a business license....HA!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ECHO!!! I thought about the same thing. At least for the State of Florida, and I think he has a registered corporate name, but I'm not too sure about a license (at least a permanent one). Does DTE have a LLC? Who is bonding this event? Maybe these things can be done on an event-by-event basis.

Anonymous said...

We do not need this low down filth on our campus. Is this what the student activity fees are paying for? How much are they charging to see these rapper maggots?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Franklin - Remember that discretion is the better part of valor.

-Shakespeare, in Henry IV, Part One (I think)

Anonymous said...

I hope this Thug Conference disguised as a concert is cancelled.

We would probably save some lives. Mr. Franklin you should be ashamed.

Anonymous said...

Gallop yo' ass on up outa here.