A concert featuring the rapper Gucci Mane that was scheduled to occur Saturday at the Pikesville Armory has been canceled because promoters lacked the proper permit, according to officials at the state's Military Department, which owns the facility.

"My understanding is that they didn't file the proper permits with the county, and we were directed that we should cancel it," said Lt. Col. Charles Kohler, a department spokesman.

The concert was apparently scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Saturday, officials said. It was not immediately clear how many tickets, if any, had been sold, or if the event will be rescheduled. Word of the cancellation began to spread Friday — in part through efforts by police to spread the word.

Ellen Kobler, a Baltimore County spokeswoman, said a group representing the artist had tried to request a concert permit Friday morning. County law requires a permit request be submitted 45 days in advance.

Gucci Mane, an Atlanta-based rapper whose real name is Radric Davis, is signed to Warner Bros. Records. His official website only lists one event in the area Saturday — a "mixtape release party" at Fur nightclub in Washington.

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