Lil Wayne’s performance at the A3C festival in Atlanta, Georgia, came to an abrupt end after a stampede started, causing security to rush the rapper out of the venue.
HNHH reports that it is unclear what lead to the chaos but people could be seen ducking and rushing out after Wayne had taken to the stage and performed only a handful of songs.
An eyewitness told the magazine that screams were heard in the crowd and Wayne “was ushered off stage by his security immediately. Crowds began to stampede in fear, with some claiming there were gunshots and others blaming the madness on fights. The stampeding crowd was able to break through metal security barriers while authorities called for an evacuation. What initially caused the madness is still in question.”
Shortly afterward, Wayne tweeted concern, saying that he hopes “everyone at A3C is safe!! 🙏🏽.”
Hope everyone at A3C is safe!! 🙏🏽
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 8, 2018
And the festival organisers shared a post later, saying that no weapons were found at the venue. See their post below.
And see of concertgoers rushing out of the venue.
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#PressPlay: Something apparently popped off during #LilWayne's #A3C performance. As captured in the video #Trina & her team were able to make it out safely. There are mixed reviews on whether or not people heard gunshots. We'll keep you posted #Roommates! 🎥: @reginaldsaunders