Lil Wayne's performance at A3C Festival cut short due to chaos stemming from false gun reports
He also broke a new streaming record and snagged another No. 1 album.
As Lil Wayne can personally attest to be true (this week especially), sometimes you have to take the good with the bad (and, fortunately, the bad could have been a lot worse, all things considering).
This weekend, the rapper was in the middle of his scheduled performance at this year’s A3C festival in Atlanta when chaos ascended onto the grounds.
According to various witness accounts, an altercation took place in a VIP section, sending the crowd into a state of panic and forcing Wayne to conclude his set prematurely. Many in attendance believed the stampede occurred due to rumors related to possible gun violence, a claim that quickly was debunked by representatives for the Atlanta police.
Festival organizers took to Instagram to share a statement as more information was being collected, writing, “Please be assured that the law enforcement officers present have confirmed that there were no weapons involved.”
According to reports, at least a dozen attendees suffered minor injuries as a result of the chaotic scene. Lil Wayne later took to Twitter to express his concern for those in attendance, writing, “Hope everyone at A3C is safe.”
While his latest concert did not go according to plan, the rapper is kicking off his week with some good news.
First, Tha Carter V has officially debuted at the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, landing him his fourth chart-topping album in his career.
On top of that major victory, Wayne also earned the second-biggest streaming week ever for an album, logging 433 million on-demand audio streams its first week. In total, the rapper reportedly earned 480,000 equivalent units.