Lil Wayne blames 'unfortunate events' for missing Miami festival
Lil Wayne missed a scheduled performance Sunday at the Rolling Loud hip hop festival in Miami due to “unfortunate events,” the rapper wrote in a tweet.
“I apologize to the fans that kame (sic) out,” Wayne wrote in the Monday afternoon post. “Looking forward to killing the next @RollingLoud festival stop!”
The “How to Love” artist had been scheduled to take the stage at around 9:15 p.m. as one of the star-studded festival’s headliners. Audience members began to vent their frustrations over his absence as they waited in the pouring rain for the rapper to arrive.
“Due to unfortunate circumstances Lil Wayne will not be able to perform tonight,” read a message displayed on a screen at the festival, as seen on social media. “We are truly sorry.”
Organizers of the sold-out festival also directed drenched fans to go watch Future instead, without elaborating on what prompted the “Lollipop” artist to cancel his show.
Tickets for the three-day Florida festival were sold from between $425 to a whopping $1,000.
Reps for the music mogul and festival did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
Wayne, 35, wasn’t the only big name on the festival’s original setlist who didn’t end up performing.
The event was one of several gigs that Bronx-born rapper Cardi B canceled as she nears the birth of her child. Gucci Mane was also forced to miss his performance on Saturday after falling ill and being replaced by D.J. Khaled.
Kevin Gates and Youngboy Never Broke Again were also no-shows after legal issues prevented them from traveling, Rolling Loud announced last week on Twitter.
Travis Scott, J. Cole, 21 Savage and Lil Uzi Vert were among the big names who performed at the festival, in addition to Future, who brought out Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Young Thug during his set.