Noise Pop PHOTOS: Ty Dolla $ign dumps Trump at the UC Theatre

Ty Dolla $ign, Ty Dolla Sign

Photos: Alessio Neri

BERKELEY — Ty Dolla $ign brought his “Don’t Judge Me” tour at The UC Theatre on the penultimate night of the 2018 Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival.

The Angeleno rapper (real name Tyrone William Griffin Jr.) kicked off his sold-out show with “Wavvy,” “Saved” and “Blasé.” He also performed his features in various other artists’ songs, such as Fifth Harmony’s “Work from Home,” Post Malone’s “Psycho” and “Or Nah” with Mustard, Wiz Khalifa and The Weeknd. During the 75-minute set, he asked for and accepted a joint from a man in the audience, and had the crowd raise their middle finger in solidarity against Donald Trump, as a projection worked through images of the war in Iraq, 9/11 and Trump Tweets.

Openers included several DJs and rappers like DJ Infrared, Gizzle, TC Da Loc24hrs, P-LO, Nef the Pharaoh and Dre Sinatra. Gizzle was the first on stage and she successfully hyped up the crowd. Rapper 24hrs introduced P-LO mid-set.

— Rita Anderson

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