Panic broke out during Lil Wayne’s set at Atlanta’s A3C Festival & Conference, causing what one witness called a “stampede” toward the exit.
Lil Wayne was performing as part of the A3C Festival when his set was severely shortened after gunshots were believed to have been fired. There remains no evidence that there was an actual shooting but Wayne was not about to risk it, leaving the premises with swiftness.
A dozen people suffered minor injuries, a representative for Atlanta police told Pitchfork. Attempts to flee began when a crowd member “yelled that they heard gunshots,” according to police. The representative added, “At this time we have been unable to locate any evidence to support claims that shots were fired.” Wayne’s set was cut short due to the incident. An investigation is currently under way.
— ReginaldSaunders ♈️ 🎼🎧 (@IamRSaunders) October 8, 2018
In a statement posted to Instagram, A3C said, “We are still collecting information to determine exactly what happened.” They added, “Please be assured that the law enforcement officers present have confirmed that there were no weapons involved.”
Lil Wayne was not about to wait around after the supposed shooting.
Tunechi has since tweeted his thoughts following the eventful night:
Hope everyone at A3C is safe!! 🙏🏽
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 8, 2018
In happier Weezy news, the man has just become the first artist to ever simultaneously debut two songs in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. He’s already gotten back in the studio too as Sosamann posted a photo of the pair getting some work done. Perhaps we’re in for “What About Me” part two?