Peso Pluma faces cartel death threats ahead of Mexican concert — ‘It will be your last show.’
Rapidly rising Mexican star Peso Pluma has received death threats from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel due to his concert scheduled for October 14 at Caliente Stadium in Tijuana, which may be canceled. On Tuesday morning, a banner threatening the singer was spotted on a bridge located in a subdivision of Tijuana.
“This goes to Peso Pluma; refrain from presenting yourself on October 14 because it will be your last show due to your disrespect and loose tongue. You show up, and we are going to (break you),” reads the banner, signed by the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
The 24-year-old Pluma, whose real name is Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija, performed at the MTV VMAs on Tuesday night and has not yet commented on the threat. Still, several of his upcoming shows have been either postponed or canceled with no explanation thus far.
The Mexican star’s concerts at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as his show at the Rosemont Theatre in Rosemont, Illinois, have been postponed, along with a show initially scheduled for Saturday in Indianapolis. According to Pluma’s website, his next scheduled show is in Reno, Nevada, on September 28.
Meanwhile, Grupo Arriesgado, a Mexican band from Sinaloa that sings about drug culture, was in a Tijuana mall during a meet and greet when shots were fired, forcing the musicians to leave the city, according to reports from USA Today.
The Jalisco New Generation Cartel is the primary rival of the Sinaloa Cartel and left the band a written message giving them a few hours to get out of the city or “face death.” As a result, Grup Arriesgado — which translates to “Risky Group” — canceled its Tijuana concert and its initially planned upcoming tour dates in the US.