Why Has Peso Pluma Canceled Upcoming Tour in Latin America?

After his absence at the Premio Lo Nuestro, we woke up to this shocking news about the Mexican artist

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It hasn’t been an easy few weeks for Peso Pluma. Just a few days ago, the Mexican artist was at the peak of the industry after a year of successes, becoming the most sought-after Latin artist inside and outside the United States. However, it seems that things have taken a turn. We have just received the news of the cancellation of his tour in Latin America.

This indicates that the artist will not perform at his highly anticipated stop at the Viña del Mar 2024 festival, one of the most important events in Latin music on the continent. Moments later, Billboard confirmed that Argentine rapper Trueno, Nicki Nicole’s ex-boyfriend, will replace him at the event. In fact, María Becerra, also part of the festival lineup, will take over as the headliner, and Trueno will occupy the position of the Argentine diva.

Peso Pluma performs onstage during TikTok In The Mix at Sloan Park on December 10, 2023 in Mesa, Arizona. Rich Fury/Getty Images for TikTok

A spokesperson for Peso Pluma has confirmed this information, also stating that he will not perform at the rest of his upcoming dates in Latin America; neither on February 24 in Asunción, Paraguay, nor on March 2 in Lima, Peru. Although local newspapers in Paraguay claimed it was due to «logistic issues,» the Mexican artist’s spokesperson indicated that it is due to «personal reasons.»

Trueno, Argentine rap star and Nicki Nicole former boyfriend, will perform at 2024 Viña del Mar Festival / Jacobo Medrano

The Reason Peso Pluma’s Tour Cancellation

If we have to delve into the reasons that led Peso Pluma to cancel three important dates in Latin America, we cannot overlook one of the most recent shocks the Mexican artist has experienced in his personal life. Nothing less than the sudden breakup with his now ex-partner, the queen of Argentine trap, Nicki Nicole, after the viralization of a video of Peso Pluma in Las Vegas holding hands with another woman, influencer Sahar Sonia.

Nicki Nicole and Peso Pluma attend the 66th GRAMMY Awards at Crypto.com Arena on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Although Nicole has continued to be active and resumed her pending shows in Guatemala and the United States—sending quite clear indirect messages to Peso Pluma, with whom she appears visibly upset—it is not the case for the Mexican artist. Before the cancellation of his dates, the extended silence of the Jalisco-born artist also drew attention, who was also one of the notable absences at the Premio Lo Nuestro.

During the time when all these events have occurred, two new collaborations of «la Doble P» have come to light, a heartbreak song with Junior H, «A Tu Manera,» and another trap-style song with Santa Fe Klan and Argentine rapper Duki, «NO SON KLLE.» The Mexican artist’s movements on social media have been limited to promoting these new releases and announcing his «Éxodo Tour» in the United States. In the last few hours, he has also deleted almost all the photos from his Instagram profile.