Local rapper speaks out after canceled TV appearance

by Nathan Poppe Published: July 22, 2014

KSBI President and CEO Vince Orza released a statement to The Oklahoman Monday afternoon.

According to the statement, Williams’ performance was canceled by mistake. “Oklahoma Live!” doesn't typically feature rap or heavy metal although Jabee has appeared on “Oklahoma Live!” twice. Most recently he performed in 2013. Orza was in the hospital when the scheduling incident occurred Monday morning and didn't hear about the scheduling mistake until Monday afternoon. He has since apologized and noted that Williams shouldn't have been asked to leave.

“Jabee should have been allowed to perform. He is a professional, who showed up on time, ready to entertain our audience as he has in the past,” Orza said in a statement. “I wanted him to hear directly from me that he is welcome to perform on 'Oklahoma Live!' and KSBI. I apologized to him, and he very graciously thanked me for calling.”

by Nathan Poppe
Entertainment Writer and LOOKatOKC Editor
Entertainment Writer and LOOKatOKC Editor Nathan Poppe, is a documenter of all things entertaining. The Middle of Nowhere is his blog and a depository of everything that makes the Midwest unique. The coasts have a massive amount of influence on...
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