Contrary to the music industry buzz, Florida’s hottest rapper Plies has announced that he will not be performing at the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors airing on Monday, June 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. For the first time ever, VH1 is honoring a particular geographic region for its contribution to hip hop and this year’s theme is “The Dirty South”, celebrating the music, influence and artists of The South.
As a real southern icon in the Hip Hop world right now, Plies was a key addition to the performance line-up that was announced in March 2010. However, there is now a scheduling conflict since Plies had to push the release date of his most anticipated album from May 25th to June 8th in order to lower the album street price for his fans. As a result, Plies feels that it is important to focus on his fans and the days leading up to the release of his fourth album Goon Affiliated.
“I had to make a choice between personally meeting with my fans during my album promo tour or performing at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors and the choice was easy -fans come first,” explains Plies.