MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – This weekend’s Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival got underway Friday afternoon, despite a giant video screen collapse a day earlier.
The giant screen toppled over onto one of the festival’s stages at Hard Rock Stadium on Thursday afternoon, but it is expected to be repaired before doors open later Friday.READ MORE: Texas-Style Abortion Bill Filed In Florida
However, aerial video shot Friday morning shows the screen still in major disrepair.
Concert officials said the screen fell over after it was not secured during load in and construction.
Luckily, nobody was hurt.
On Friday evening, the event was getting underway and before some of the biggest rap stars take the stage, they spoke with the media to impart some financial wisdom.
South Florida’s own Rick Ross, along with Lil’ Kim, Pusha T, and Ashanti were among the star-studded artists sharing their thoughts on financial literacy, and providing an opportunity to people of color after prison.
The stars also discussed a new, minority-owned app aimed at helping those who are financially vulnerable.READ MORE: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors, Others At High Risk
The app is called ‘ahead’ and was created to offer in-banking curriculums, and saving plans to help users get back on their feet and becomes financially secure once again.
Rolling Loud will run through Sunday.
The music fest was postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic so this marks the first Rolling Loud in the festival’s hometown of Miami since 2019.
This weekend’s headliners are A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott and Post Malone. In addition, there are reports that Kanye West will perform on Sunday.
Rolling Loud started out as a one-day festival in Miami in 2015. Since then it has evolved, with massive festivals in Miami, Los Angeles, New York, and the Bay Area. It has also staged international events in Europe and Australia.
For those who live in the area, starting at 10:30 p.m. on July 23 through July 25, the following roads will be closed:MORE NEWS: New Hope For Our Beaches Thanks To A Boca Raton Organization's Innovative Robot
- NW 27th Ave. and NW 191St. North Bound
- Exit 2x Ramp South Bound Off Turnpike
- Exit 2x Ramp North Bound Off Turnpike
- NW 4th CT./NW199th St.
Seek alternative routes to avoid delays.