Tyga, Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, and other musicians are facing criticism for performing at a private party in Miami were guests did not appear to wear masks or engage in social distancing.
Over the weekend, 150 invitees attended a birthday party for Electric Feel Entertainment founder Austin Rosen in the backyard of the home shared by “The Real Housewives of Miami” alum Lisa Hochstein and her husband, plastic surgeon Lenny Hochstein.
As seen in social media videos, performers also included Lil Baby, 24kGoldn, and Dominican recording artist El Alfa.
Per Page Six, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Scott Disick and YouTube sensation Jake Paul were also in attendance.
After videos of the party circulated around the Internet, many slammed the event as they felt it failed to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.
“Soooooo miami has no covid! And its ok ! I mean idk! This is crazy!!!!” wrote one Twitter user.
“These entitled defiant covidiots will learn the hard way,” another added.
According to a Page Six insider, locals were “appalled” by the gathering.
Another source told the outlet, “House parties are happening because people don’t want to go home, they don’t want the party to stop. People do not give a ----.”
Page Six also reported that guests were on an “honor system” to get COVID tests before the bash, but Lisa Hochstein told the outlet that safety measures were enforced on her property.
“We offered the backyard of our home to a friend that wanted to plan a last-minute get-together… They were required to hire private security and cap the capacity at 150 people,” she said. “Guests were temperature-checked upon arrival and could only access the outdoor space surrounding our house. Guests were told to wear masks when not eating or drinking.”
According to The New York Times, as of Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 7:54 a.m. EST, there have been over 1.5 million reported cases of COVID-19 in Florida, with at least 24,273 reported deaths.
The newspaper also reports that Miami-Dade County has reported 346,089 total cases with 4,617 deaths.