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Headliner Lil Nas X suddenly drops out of San Diego TwitchCon party

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Posted at 6:57 AM, Sep 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-28 09:57:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — TwitchCon guests in San Diego for a weekend of gaming won't be celebrating the three-day convention with at least one headliner.

Rapper Lil Nas X suddenly dropped out of TwitchCon's annual convention party set for Saturday night at Petco Park. The musician announced on Twitter he was canceling his performance to take some time off.

"It’s been a wild last 7 months and im ready to take a little time off. sorry to everyone attending twitchcon or the sandbox music festival, i will not be there. i love u guys and will make it up to you some way," the 20-year-old rapper tweeted.

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Lil Nas X was scheduled to perform alongside Blink-182, Au/Ra, Y2k, and Madeon. Those bands are still scheduled to perform at the streaming platform's convention.

The end of the convention party is the convention's send off, treating attendees to performances by major music artists. The sold-out convention runs through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center.

Lil Nas X has seen an early climb to the top of the charts in 2019. His single "Old Town Road" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 19 weeks to become the longest-running song in the chart's history. This month, his single "Panini" and album "7 EP" both went platinum.

While the rapper said he would "make it up some way" to fans, no further details were given.