Trump rapper Lil Pump plays Ybor City’s Cuban Club for Friday Super Bowl concert

Carnage is on the bill, too

DJ Carnage was just in Tampa Bay to help WTR ring in the new year, but he’s already back—and this time he’s got MAGA rapper Lil Pump with him.

In the run up to the November election, Trump pulled the Soundcloud-famous Pump (real name Gazzy Garcia) onstage at a Michigan rally and introduced him as “Lil Pimp.”

Mr. Pump—who was later banned from flying on JetBlue after he reportedly refused to wear a mask—embraced the fact that Trump had no fucking clue who he was and was just using him as a pawn by releasing a new anthem, “Lil’ Pimp Big MAGA Steppin.”

Whether or not Pump plays it at The Cuban Club this weekend remains to be seen. What we do know, however, is that the event page says mask ordinances will be strictly enforced, which is good considering the venue landed in hot water when it hosted a Moneybagg Yo concert last fall.

Blitz Big Game Weekend: Lil Pump w/Carnage, Friday, Feb. 5,, 7 p.m., Cuban Club, Tampa,

See a list of Tampa Bay’s “Safe & Sound” live music venues here.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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