J. Cole, Ari Lennox, Saweetie + More Tapped For iHeartRadio Black History Month Concert

Los Angeles, CA – iHeartRadio’s Living Black! event celebrating Black History Month is a full-go for February 23 in Los Angeles. The AT&T-sponsored event revealed its star-studded lineup on Monday (January 24) which includes performances from Big Sean, Moneybagg Yo, Ari Lennox, H.E.R. and more.

Rather than performing, fans can expect special guest appearances from J. Cole, Saweetie, Lizzo, John Legend, Alicia Keys and Bas.

“[The team is] thrilled to once again honor Black History Month and Black culture through ongoing and informative discussions about race and some very special performances,” iHeartMedia President of Hip Hop Programming Doc Wynter relayed in a statement.

The Living Black! event will hit iHeartRadio’s Facebook and YouTube live streaming platforms starting at 8 p.m. ET on February 24 following a pre-show exclusive to TikTok.

“This platform connects the community, including members of AT&T’s Dream in Black Future Makers, together to amplify, celebrate and elevate Black voices,” said AT&T Marketing Director Angela Burgin.

Just hours after the event’s announcement on Monday, Ari Lennox took to Twitter asking for Dreamville/Interscope Records to release her from her contract. 

“I want to be dropped from the labels,” the R&B singer wrote clouding if she’ll be in attendance. “I’m done and tired.”

Living Black! will also have Saweetie and J. Cole in the same room once again. In a 2021 interview with Complex, Saweetie opened up about wanting to collaborate with Cole on a track that he produces for her.