Talib Kweli Shuts Down Colt 45 Sponsorship
Talib Kweli Shuts Down Colt 45 Partnership
Apparently Talib Kweli isn’t much of a Colt 45 fan.
After hearing news that the malt liquor brand was on board as a sponsor for his upcoming show at the Granada Theater in Kansas next week, the Brooklyn rapper quickly blocked the partnership.
“To my fans in Lawrence Kansas, the Granada Theater has partnered with Colt 45 without my knowledge to promote the show. We shut that down,” Kweli Tweeted on Tuesday.
“So on 4-20 I will be at the Granada in Lawrence Kansas but Colt 45 is no longer involved in the show promo. Thank yall (fans) for alerting me.”
Colt 45 recently announced Snoop Dogg as the company’s newest spokesperson to promote their new fruit-flavored drink Blast. However, Snoop has come under fire for his affiliation with the beverage, as critics have slammed Colt 45 for targeting under aged drinkers with its fruit flavors.
In addition, Marin Institute CEO Lee Levingston is looking to ban Blast and other drinks.
“While the federal government was shutting down dangerous caffeinated alcohol, Pabst Brewing Company was cooking up ‘Blast,’ a super sweet, fruit-flavored, supersized alcopop containing as much alcohol as four and a half cans of beer,” Levingston said.
“Joose, Four Loko, Tilt, and now Blast are racing to the bottom to harm youth. Senator Padilla’s bill should limit such products to one standard-size drink.”
With all the controversy surrounding Colt 45, Kweli obvious wants nothing to do with the alcoholic beverage, and who can blame him.
Kweli is currently on tour to promote his new album Gutter Rainbows.