3 Michigan Men Missing After Canceled Hip-Hop Performance

3 Michigan Men Missing After Canceled Hip-Hop Performance

A hip-hop performance was scheduled to take place in Detroit last month, but the show was canceled and three of the rappers who were on the bill have mysteriously disappeared.

According to The New York Post, Detroit police say three rappers, who all knew each other have not been seen their performance at a local club was canceled due to equipment failure. The rappers, Armani Kelly, Dante Wicker, and Montoya Givens, were supposed to perform January 21 at the Lounge 31, according to Michael McGinnis, commander of major crimes for Detroit police.

The three men reportedly met in prison. None of the men have been seen or heard from since that night.

“We just have a whole lot of unanswered questions that we’re trying to find the answer to,” McGinnis told reporters on Monday. “The fact that the three of them are missing together is very concerning and very alarming for us.”

Kelly reportedly left his home in Oscoda, Michigan, on January 21 at approximately 11 a.m. in a gray Chevrolet Equinox, based on the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System database. He arrived in Detroit, about 200 miles south of Oscoda, around 5 p.m. and called members of his family to inform them that the performance had been canceled.

Kelly’s mother, Lorrie Kemp, said her son picked up the other two men before the concert.

Kemp filed a report the morning after their show was canceled and she tracked down his truck using the tracking service. The vehicle was pinned to an apartment complex in Warren, roughly 15 miles north of Detroit. She went to the area and started handing out flyers on Gratiot Street where Lounge 31 was located.

Multiple agencies have joined in the search. “…We don’t know that they’re victims,” McGinnis said. “We want to find them and get them home to their loved ones.”