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Diplo shares statement after show is cancelled due to shooting at Brazil Carnival

The artist took to Instagram to write the statement

Diplo has issued a statement following a shooting at Brazil's annual Carnival celebrations.

The DJ and producer was in São Paolo, and set perform at a street party during Carnival on Tuesday (25th) when the shooting incident took place. 

Reported by Remezcla, witnesses at the scene stated that "the shootout took place after a man attempted to snatch a chain off of someone’s neck in the audience. The victim pulled out a gun and shot the alleged thief in the stomach and a woman in the thigh." They also wrote that Diplo reportedly ducked for cover as security guards ran to protect him and audience members.

After the incident, Diplo shared in a post on Instagram: "This is a tough country.. It's bullet proof, maybe even invincible.. Its definitely blessed.. We were actually ready 15 minutes later to get on and do a show for everyone in Sao Paulo just as we made sure the medical teams were good.. But that's when thunder and lightning started to pour down as if Brazil started to cry. I will see you next year Sao Paulo because you know we love you"

See the post from Diplo below.

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