Over the weekend, Lil Wayne’s performance at 2018’s A3C Fest, which was set up at the Georgia Freight Depot, was cut short due to an untimely altercation. Exact details on the show-stopping issue are still unclear, but whatever took place was frightening enough to cause a stampede.
Some festival attendees said gunshots caused the event to end in screams, while others blamed fighting within the crowd. The subsequent stampede was said to break through metal security barriers.
“Choas inside the A3C festival. Thousands of people evacuating now,” 11 Alive News reported Sunday night.
When the “Uproar” artist made it to safety, he sent a message to all of his fans via Twitter. “Hope everyone at A3c is safe!!” he tweeted, alongside the praying hands emoji.
Meanwhile, APD themselves released an official statement about the altercation:
Preliminary information: It appears that someone in the crowd at the event located in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and Central Ave. yelled that they heard gunshots. This caused people at the event to attempt to flee the location. There have been approximately twelve minor injuries reported to police such as angle injuries and lacerations from attempting to jump fences. At this time we have been unable to locate any evidence to support claims that shots were fired. The event location is being cleared out by police at this time. The investigation continues.
This news comes after the drop of Wayne’s highly-anticipated Tha Carter V. During the latest edition of the New Orleans rapper’s “CRWN” interview series, he discussed the making of the project and why Drake is missing from it.
In conversation with Elliott Wilson, Lil Wayne spoke candidly about the album fans waited years for. When discussing the multiple features on the project, he clarified that though a collab with Drake was planned, clearance issues stopped it from being added.
“A few of the singles that [Drake and I] released throughout the years… those were Carter V songs,” Wayne revealed. “Believe Me,” which was released in 2014, was one of them.
He also shared that since dropping Tha Carter V, he hasn’t be able to listen to it, citing his mother’s emotional intro as the reason. Jacida Carter talked about several things involving her famous son on “I Love You Dwayne,” including the rapper’s suicide attempt.