Kanye West will perform at the closing ceremonies of the Pan Am Games, despite the ire of Canadian tweeters.
The main problem? Some Canadians think the games — and the main music acts — simply aren’t Canadian enough.
This year’s games are being held in Toronto, Canada’s most populous city.
As soon as organizers announced on Wednesday that Kanye will headline the July 26 closing ceremonies at the Rogers Centre, social media erupted with posts calling for them to reconsider.
A petition has even been launched on Change.org calling for organizers to replace the rapper with a Canadian artist.
Canada has some pretty big-name music acts, like Toronto native Drake, Deadmau5, indie rockers Metric and pop star Nelly Furtado.
Some Torontonians are perfectly happy with Kanye, though.
Others brought up an entirely new point — why are Canadians protesting Kanye when Pitbull is also on the bill?
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