Last week, Jay-Z took to the Philadelphia Inquirer to express his disappointment in the City of Philadelphia and Mayor Jim Kenney in regards to them attempting to evict the Made In America festival from Philadelphia altogether. According to Jay-Z, Mayor Kenney and his administration chose to use a legal letter to introduce the decision of no longer having the festival in Philadelphia instead of a formal call or conversation in true business fashion and out of mere respect.
Contrary to Jay-Z’s allegations, a representative for Mayor Kenney was sure to clear the air confirming that they were, in fact, appreciative of all the benefits Made In America festival has attributed to the City of Philadelphia and are looking forward to resolving the misunderstanding that led Jay-Z to believe the partnership was null and void.
Today, Mayor Jim Kenney took to Twitter to update Made In America supporters on the final decision to keep the festival in Philadelphia where it originated and where it belongs.
Had a productive meeting today with @RocNation about the future of @MIAFestival. We addressed each other’s concerns and came to an agreement after last week’s misunderstanding. The festival belongs here in Philly — and on the Parkway. https://t.co/Ezjvwjbmd6
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) July 23, 2018