A Change.org petition requesting that Travis Scott be added to the 2022 Coachella lineup has been removed due to fake signatures.
“We are deeply committed to the experience of our users, which means prioritising accuracy, and finding and eliminating fraud,” the site said in a statement. “We have a range of automated systems and teams dedicated to blocking and removing double or fake signatures and detect other fraudulent activity.”
As previously reported, after a petition was created in November demanding that the “Sicko Mode” rapper not be allowed to perform at the next Coachella festival, a competing petition requested that Scott to be added to the 2023 lineup.
Scott fan James Connors launched the Change.org petition. He wrote, “Coachella switched Travis and Frank [Ocean] for Harry Styles and Billie Eilish? What kind of message does that send? Fans are demanding refunds and selling their tickets. Coachella needs to fix this asap. We all know Astroworld tragedy wasn’t Travis fault.”
Connors boasted that he had more than 70,000 signatures; however, last week, the website listed less than 5,000 signatures as fake signatures were removed.
Scott was originally scheduled to perform at this year’s Coachella, but following the Astroworld festival tragedy, which resulted in 10 deaths and numerous injuries, he was removed from the bill.
Over 64,000 people signed a previous Change.org petition asking Coachella promoter Goldenvoice to drop the Houston MC him from the event.
After Coachella was canceled in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, the annual California festival will return in April with Kanye West among the headliners.
The lineup also features Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage, Ari Lennox, Baby Keem, Big Sean, City Girls, Cordae, Daniel Caesar, Giveon, Lil Baby and many more.
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