The Kid Laroi Performs In Hotel Bar After Malaysia Festival Cut Short

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The Kid LAROI was scheduled to be one of the headliners at Malaysia’s Good Vibes Festival on Saturday, before it was unexpectedly called off after The 1975 frontman Matty Healy slammed the country’s restrictive LGBTQ laws as “f—ing ridiculous” and shared a long kiss with bandmate Ross MacDonald on stage. The decision to cut the festival short was made by the government, which has an “unwavering stance against any parties that challenge, ridicule, or contravene Malaysian laws.”

But The Kid LAROI was already in Kuala Lumpur and ready to perform, so on Saturday night he did an abbreviated (and inebriated) version of his show at a local hotel bar. “Two things, before I start. I’m very drunk, number one. Ever since they canceled the show, I had no other option but to go right to the bar. So here I am,” he told a modest, but enthusiastic, crowd. “I’m with my friends today, and I just figured since everything got canceled and I’m here anyway, I may as well come and do a couple songs,” he said to cheers. “Thanks to the hotel for letting me do this.”