After pushing their regularly scheduled spring concert back to the fall, the Western Michigan Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced via twitter on Friday that Atlanta hip-hop artist Lil Yachty will perform at this years CAB concert.
We are happy to announce that our Fall concert performer will be @lilyachty— WMU CAB (@wmuCAB) August 30, 2019
The announcement comes a year after WMU's Office of Student Affairs replaced Tyler, the Creator with Nick Jonas, citing "content issues" with the Grammy-nominated rapper.
The swap made waves among the student body, criticism of the decision to replace Tyler with Jonas left many feeling like administration had "lost touch" with its students.
At an open forum to discuss the decision, Dr. Diane Anderson, Vice President of Student Affairs, apologized on behalf of the university for the “unnecessary angst” the change caused.
“The change in genre this time does not preclude moving forward with a hip-hop artist in the future, and certainly many students have signaled their wish to do so,” the university said in 2018.
Yachty's booking a year later upholds CAB's promise to bring a hip-hop artist to Kalamazoo.
Date and venue for the performance have yet to be announced. Click here for CAB fall concert information and other event listings.