If you’re looking forward to seeing ScHoolBoy Q at the next SXSW showcase, try not to hold your breath. While the Oxymoron rapper did perform in Austin, Texas March 13, he says that it will be his last time. Check out the deets down below.

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“They changed it all up. It’s corporate,” Q mentions to the Associated Press. “I don’t ever want to come back unless they change it to where the fans are in. I’m tired of performing and seeing my fans outside the gate. … That’s not fair. It’s not about the fans no more, it’s all about money, who can give you the best look.”
Apparently, Q isn’t the only one that feels this way. Fans and underrated acts have voice their opinions on recent changes as well.

“This South By feels different for us,” said Adam Thompson, singer-guitarist for Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks, which made its fourth appearance at the festival. “It does feel like the first two were amazing to help us play shows and get people to notice us. Even stupid stuff like our name was funny, so people would come see us.

….and then, the group had to perform at SXSW, where they then had trouble on stage.

“We just came off the back of a really nice tour with some nice venues, and now we’re sort of thrown off the deep end. Sometimes you’re thinking, ‘I’d like to play in a nice club with a soundcheck instead of not being able to hear … on stage.'”

An hour later, the band had technical and sound troubles after hastily assembling its gear, but left the venue with a few more fans by powering through their fourth of five sets in three days.

Will the show change next year. Put the focus back on the fans and acts who are trying to make a name for themselves. Hard to say. Once the big wigs get involved, money talks.