Lil Wayne Concert Ends Quickly After Gunshot Sounds Sent Audience Running
The audience at Lil Wayne’s concert in Atlanta went into chaos after hearing what they thought were gunshots.
WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta obtained video of the panicked flight from the Georgia Freight Depot where he had just begun to perform on Sunday night.
“Crowd at @a3c just started stampeding away from the stage, a few min into Lil Wayne’s performance,” reporter Cherie Hu wrote on Twitter. “No one knows what exactly happened—some say a brawl spiraled out of control—but security is now evacuating the entire venue. I am safe and will update as I learn more.”
Organizers, however, say there was no shooting and that the panic was caused by a fight that broke out.
“Sadly, there was an altercation tonight that ended Lil Wayne’s performance. We are still collecting information to determine exactly what happened and will provide follow up information as soon as we know more details,” a statement read. ” Please be assured that law enforcement officers present have confirmed that there were no weapons involved. This was a very unfortunate way to end what had been an otherwise amazing week of music, friendships, and connections. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support and positive energy all week. We love y’all.”