Despite protests from war veterans regarding Kanye West’s controversial comments, his upcoming sold-out concert in Italy is set to proceed as planned. The event is scheduled to take place in an open-air arena near Reggio Emilia, outside of Bologna. Preparation for the show is underway, with vehicles arriving at the RCF Arena, and there are reports of Kanye’s possible arrival via private jet.
However, it was recently revealed that the local prefect, Maria Rita Cocciufa, has not yet received official permission for the event, although a request has been submitted for next Friday’s concert. The area’s hotels are fully booked, and transportation arrangements, including luxury cars and mini-busses, have been made in anticipation of the event.
Details about the concert have not been disclosed, leading to speculation that it may be a “listening event” similar to Harry Styles’ earlier performance. Cocciufa emphasized that her priority is ensuring the safe and sound conduct of the event and that extra police reinforcements will be required due to the controversy surrounding Kanye West’s previous remarks.
Kanye West has faced criticism for praising Adolf Hitler and making controversial statements about Nazis, heightening concerns about safety measures for the upcoming concert. His previous comments included expressing admiration for Hitler and saying, “I like Hitler, I am a Nazi,” which has led to backlash from various groups.