Published Oct 08, 2018A Lil Wayne festival set was cut short last night (October 7), as false rumours of a shooting resulted in a "crazy stampede" in which a number of fans suffered injuries.
The incident happened at A3C Festival & Conference in Atlanta. A police representative told Pitchfork that the panic began when a crowd member yelled that they heard gunshots, prompting the audience to swarm toward the exit.
Instagram user @theclosetratchet described the scene like this:
Y'all, so we are leaving the #a3c festival in #Atlanta due to a crazy stampede during #lilwayne's set! He was literally on stage for 9 minutes, ugh!! It was so crazy! A lot of people got hurt man. People got tossed in the air n'shit and trampled. Smh!
A dozen people suffered minor injuries. According to AC3, police found that there weren't actually any weapons present at the scene.
Below, read messages from both A3C and Lil Wayne about the incident.
Hope everyone at A3C is safe!! 🙏🏽— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 8, 2018