Egyptian lawyer Amr Abdelsalam said in a July 16, 2023 interview with Al-Araby TV (Qatar) that American rapper Travis Scott, who was scheduled to perform amid the Giza Pyramids on July 28, should not be allowed to perform in Egypt because he performs Satanic rituals during his shows, supports Freemasonry, and supports an "Afrocentric organization that opposes Egyptian identity and heritage." Abdelsalam said that the well-being of Egyptian citizens is more important than holding a Travis Scott show and that Scott has been banned from performing in the United States people have been killed at his shows, a reference to a 2021 Travis Scott concert at which 10 people were killed and hundreds were injured. Abdelsalem also said: "The type of music he was playing gave off negative energy, and bizarre things happened to people who attended the show." Travis Scott's Egypt show was canceled on July 17.
Interviewer: "What are the reasons for your call to cancel the [upcoming July 28] show of American rapper Travis Scott and why is there such a controversy?"
Amr Abdelsalam: "This singer has a black record. He is known to be a staunch supporter of global Freemasonry, and the Afrocentric organization that opposes Egyptian identity and heritage. We have taken all legal measures to prevent this show.
"In his shows, this American rapper performs the full range of Satanic rites.
"The well-being of Egyptian citizens is more important to us than holding such a show, and justifying it by saying we need to invigorate tourism. This rapper is banned from singing and holding shows in the U.S. since 2021. In his latest show, dozens were killed and hundreds wounded.
"Eyewitnesses reported that the type of music he was playing radiated negative energy, and bizarre things happened to people who attended the show."