It has been over 15 years since the days the Atlanta Festival Freaknik has reigned as one of the biggest events for young African Americans. Hundreds of thousands poured into Atlanta every year for this event which was made famous for the wild parties, sex, drugs, celebrities, and more parties. Freaknik died down in the mid 90’s but is making a comeback due to some organizations who have invested into reviving the legendary freak fest.
Even T-Pain and a host of hip hop elite including Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross showed their support for the event by being involved a cartoon special titled “Freaknik” that aired on the Cartoon Network in March.
The rebirth of the Freaknik has many excited in Atlanta but not everyone is a fan of this mega event and the troubles that come with it. Take Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed, who held a press conference to address some of these issues.
The mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed is putting his foot down on parties planning to take over the city this weekend for Freaknik.
While the mayor says he won’t shut down the events altogether he’s warning the Black college students planning on invading the city that police will be out in full force.
During a press conference Wednesday Mayor Reed says the city is prepared for the event and the onslaught of traffic that it will it and several other events will inevitably bring.READ MORE
You can expect to see this guy in full effect in Atlanta over the weekend.