Act I: Vald, seated in the back of a truck, with his escort, takes selfies with his fans, behind the big stage, on the path that Booba must take to get there. However, since this winter, tension has risen on social networks between Booba and Vald, two big sellers of rap, against a backdrop of accusations of inflated listening figures on music platforms.

The festival management encouraged Vald to look elsewhere, which he did. Then, a cordon of about thirty CRS was deployed there to secure the arrival of Booba, who finally arrived more than an hour late on stage (after midnight instead of 11 p.m.). Vald was on the main stage of the Francofolies at 7:45 p.m. Act II: Vald was back, with his followers, to boo Booba’s van when he left at 2 a.m., behind the CRS cordon.

The police device made it possible to avoid a remake of the famous general fight in which Booba, and another rival in rap, Kaaris, had been the protagonists at Orly airport in 2018.

– “You lose the ball the vioc” –

All day Friday, Booba and Vald had been looking for each other on social networks. “Good concert, we want peace, believe me, you don’t want war,” Booba began. “You lose the ball the vioc, it’s you, you promise a slap and (there) you want peace twice in the same tweet, me (I) said nothing, did nothing”, replied Vald.

Vald, who celebrated his 30th birthday on stage at the Francofolies – receiving cake with candles during his concert – appeared during his show with around thirty companions around him. “Remember that he’s my first part, eh. You can send your slaves back, we don’t mean you any harm”, quipped Booba on Twitter when he saw the images of all these relatives – some bodybuilders – around Vald. Vald then posted on Instagram a photo of him lying in a deckchair, with his cake, at the foot of the stage, seeming to be waiting for Booba.

Arriving on stage at night, Booba could not help but throw spades at Vald, mocking the microphone of the people surrounding him “recruited at Fitness Park” (complex of sports halls). Booba still has the same sense of repartee, also joking about these inhabitants of La Rochelle who attend the Francos concerts from the balconies of their neighboring apartments. “Well, you, on the balconies, you haven’t paid, but you can enjoy it anyway”, launched the one nicknamed the Duke of Boulogne.

– SCH hits the bull’s eye –

Booba delivered an agreed show, just like Vald before him. And finally, the best concert of this rap night will have been given by the one who was content to do the job, SCH, passed between Vald and Booba.

Dressed in a costume mixing bullfighter-mariachi-tango dancer styles, SCH gave the port of La Rochelle the appearance of the Old Port of Marseille, his city. The Marseille rapper even lit two cigarettes for the last songs of the show, so comfortable on the big Francos stage.

With more sought-after sound productions than the other rappers of this La Rochelle night (Ziak, a newcomer, gloved and masked, opened the show), SCH delighted the Francos audience. A title like “Rifle” (“You haven’t seen me change the shoulder gun / I have time, I have little sleep”) hit the mark, causing waves of raised hands in the audience. The finale, the hit “Organized Band”, a collective song from the Marseille scene (Jul, SCH, etc.), gave him a grand finale.