Rapper Yo Gotti came to ‘save the day’ or ‘save the night’ for the awaiting rap & hip hop fans expecting to see rapper Rick Ross at Memphis Madness last night in Downtown Memphis at the FedExForum.
As reported on MemphisRap.com yesterday, rapper Rick Ross, who was scheduled to headline at the University of Memphis basketball team’s “Midnight Madness” game, was turned around in mid-air after the rapper suffered a reported seizure in flight to Memphis.
After the first report, rapper Rick Ross was expected to still make his trip and performance in Memphis even after his reported seizure and Delta Air Lines flight to Memphis was returned back to Florida.
Unfortunately, after Rick Ross’ first reported seizure during his first flight, the rapper had another reported seizure during his second flight to Memphis by private jet, which was forced again to make an emergency landing but this time in Birmingham, Alabama.
After his second seizure and emergency flight landing, Ross was not expected to make his concert in Memphis at the University of Memphis basketball team’s “Midnight Madness” game at the FedExForum.
This is where Yo Gotti, who has performed at Madness times before, came into the scenario.
University of Memphis coach Josh Pastner reportedly made a call to Yo Gotti, who was reportedly on his way to another show in Little Rock, and with only a 15 minute window before Memphis Madness was slated to begin at FedExForum, Yo Gotti agreed to perform as the feature.
So, Memphis Madness night was filled with a three-point shootout, dunk contest, Memphis Tiger’s cheerleading, introduction of both men’s and women’s teams player-by-player, 10-minute scrimmages, a special performance by rapper Yo Gotti, and more.
Memphis Tigers’ first exhibition game is scheduled Nov. 2nd against LeMoyne-Owen at FedExForum with their season opener against Belmont on Nov. 15 also at FedExForum.
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