Yesterday, SLS Las Vegas sent out a tweet that read, “We’re excited to welcome style icon @KylieJenner to @foxtailatsls on 5/29 for her highly anticipated DJ debut! #MDW”
As you might expect, the announcement sent dance music fans into a tailspin, lobbing accusations of the end of EDM, the end of artistry as we know it, and just general disapproval.
Five hours later, Kylie Jenner responded in a way we really couldn’t have expected.
This isn’t true. https://t.co/e4HwIIqWki
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) May 13, 2016
phew, thank fuck for that! ALMOST BOUGHT A TICKET AN EVERYTHING. https://t.co/Im9BEmbzqD
— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) May 13, 2016
However, we’re getting conflicting reports and interesting theories about why she might say that it isn’t true.
Firstly, Kylie is not 21, so the only way she could legally be allowed to perform at Foxtail is as a performer. As a “host,” she would be underage.
A representative close to the situation says that by booking her as a DJ, they can bypass regulations set by Alcohol Beverage Control. The announcement was made preemptively with approval from the SLS Las Vegas legal department, and Kylie was likely caught off guard.
The event is still up on all of SLS Las Vegas’ socials, and tickets are still on sale.