Cavalier Hotel says no to Pharrell for event with Dave Chappelle

Music superstar Pharrell Williams might have another grievance against the power brokers in his hometown.

Virginia Beach businessman Bruce Thompson recently turned down a plan from Williams to hold an event at the historic Cavalier Hotel featuring comedian Dave Chappelle.

News of Thompson’s rejection comes days after it surfaced that Williams decided not to bring his wildly popular Something in the Water music festival back to Virginia Beach, in part citing his dissatisfaction with the city’s handling of the fatal police shooting of his 25-year-old cousin in March.

Thompson offered a number of reasons for turning down the request

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