Panorama NYC, New York City’s annual mid-summer music festival is set to return for its third year late next month on July 27-29, and its previously announced lineup includes artists ranging from Janet Jackson and The Weeknd to David Byrne and The Killers. One name who was originally on the Panorama poster but is no longer featured is hometown rapper Cardi B, who was forced to pull out of all her summer concert engagements due to her unexpected pregnancy with Migos rapper Offset. Panorama’s organizers took to social media on Monday night to announce who would be replacing the Invasion Of Privacy singer on day two of the weekend event, which will now be hip-hop veteran Lil Wayne.
Monday night’s announcement was a subtle one, with the social post coming with just an updated poster to go with the copy, “Sorry 4 the wait,” a play on Lil Wayne’s 2011 mixtape by the same name. The inclusion of Lil Wayne on Saturday comes during an already busy past couple of weeks for the well known rap artist from New Orleans. Tunechi, as he’s also known on occasion, was recently tapped by Future to help contribute to his updated soundtrack for the upcoming “Superfly” remake. The Festival’s announcement on Monday also arrived that same day that Wayne and Nicki Minaj’s new single, “Rich Sex” was shared, and will appear on her upcoming studio album, Queen when it arrives on Aug. 10.
Panorama also faces an uncertain fate for another one of its Saturday night performers in SZA, who is one of the top-billed names for its second night along with St. Vincent and Janet Jackson. SZA was forced to pull out of the T.D.E. Championship tour recently due to damaged vocal muscles, but that didn’t appear to stop her from putting on an impromptu performance at her old high school in New Jersey a few nights later.