The L.E.P. Bogus Boys were barred from performing by the Chicago Police department at an upcoming A$AP Rocky show. According to the group, the police felt that the group's lyrics contained violent imagery that would make it unsafe for them to perform at the House of Blues.
"We received an email from Don C, [West's] manager [who] was promoting the show at the House of Blues, saying that Chicago Police are shutting L.E.P. down," they explained. "[The] circumstances are not known, 'cus we've performed already three times at the House of Blues, no violence, not trouble…they said that due to the violence that's happening around [and] the type of music that we make [we can't perform]."
"The situation that's going on in Chicago is not about music," he added. "If you're going to target music, you might as well target television. It's poverty; there's no jobs, there's no eating. You have to contribute that to the violence. It has nothing to do with the music or what have you…right now, I guess we're going to have to protest and actually go into the city of Chicago and explain to people…we're doing music, we're not promoting violence."