Is Jack Harlow performing at Kentucky Derby? Musician replaced after fatal Louisville nightclub shooting

Harlow was supposed to perform the 'Riders Up' duties at the 2021 Kentucky Derby but looks like a shooting at a nightclub in Louisville ruined his plans


                            Is Jack Harlow performing at Kentucky Derby? Musician replaced after fatal Louisville nightclub shooting
Jack Harlow escaped from the scene unhurt (Getty Images)

Jack Harlow was supposed to perform “Riders Up” duties at the 2021 Kentucky Derby, but looks like a shooting at a nightclub in Louisville ruined his plans. The rapper was caught in the middle of a fatal shooting, but luckily, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter escaped from the scene unhurt.

A video from the same location was obtained by TMZ, where the ‘Whats Poppin’ hitmaker can be seen surrounded by a crowd after shots were fired at the venue. Harlow, who was present at the Kentucky Oaks a day before, was spotted partying at a place in town called Vibes Restaurant and Ultra Lounge. It now looks like the Kentucky Derby management decided to pull Harlow from his performance at the coveted race. 

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What exactly happened at the nightclub?

According to reports by TMZ, the Kentucky Derby party at the venue saw Harlow in attendance, but soon things took a wrong turn after an altercation unfolded between a man and a woman. Before anyone could react, gunshots were heard at the venue and soon everyone started fleeing from the scene including Harlow. According to the reports, a woman was found dead and a man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The reason behind the scuffle is yet to be revealed. TMZ also revealed that no suspects have been arrested.

Is Jack Harlow no longer performing at Kentucky Derby?

Before the videos of Harlow started doing the rounds on the Internet, the management of Kentucky Derby took to Twitter to announce that Harlow will no longer be performing at the race and he was being replaced by Hall of Fame trainer D Wayne Lukas for the same. “Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, 85 years young and a 4-time Kentucky Derby winner, will perform the "Rider's Up" duties for @KentuckyDerby  147 at 6:41 p.m. ET.” Talking about Kentucky Derby, fans can also watch one of the most well-known Grade 1 Thoroughbred stakes races while sitting on their couch. The races will be aired on May 1, 2021 on NBC Sports from 12 to 2:30 pm ET and from 2:30 to 7:30 on NBC. Kentucky Derby 2021 can also be viewed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.



 



 

‘Oh f**k no protect Jack at all costs’

Jack Harlow fans rushed to Twitter to voice their concern as soon as the videos of him from the Louisville nightclub started doing rounds on the Internet. One fan prayed for the award-winning artist and said, “Prayers up to the only good white rapper.” Another asked, ““What happened to Jack Harlow?” after he replaced by D Wayne Lukas for the performance. One user said, “Damn hope he’s good.”

The next one posted, “From what I can remember yea he isn’t hurt thankfully.” Another tweeted, “It really be the most unproblematic people that s**t like this be happening to.” One user added, “Hope he is fine. Don’t wanna lose a goofy a** guy man.” One worried person concluded, “Oh f**k no protect Jack at all costs.”



 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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