Pharell Williams’ popular festival, ‘Something in the Water’ 2022 has officially been cancelled within its u normally held location of Virginia Beach due to “toxic energy,”
“The toxic energy that changed the narrative several times around the homicide of my cousin, Donovon Lynch, a citizen of Virginia, is the same toxic energy that changed the narrative around the mass murder and senseless loss of life at Building Number 2,” says the music producer.
Now this may have come from dealing with the loss of his 25 year old cousin, Donovan Lynch who was killed by Virginia Beach police officers. As we previously reported the incident took place earlier this year back in March following a night of chaotic shootings.
According to BET, the economic impact of the festival in 2019 was worth over $24.11 million. The Virginia beach manager Patrick Duhaney, stated “As impressive as those figures are, they are just that- numbers. We have not lost sight of the intangible, unquantifiable impact the festival has had on the social fabric of our community.”
Sources have confirmed that Donovan’s father has since then filed a federal suit, saying that his son posed no threats at all.