Lil Wayne Cancels Performance After Refusing Security Check

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Wayne bailed on a headlining slot for a silly reason

Lil Wayne pulled out of a headlining slot in Columbia, SC’s Fall Ball festival after refusing to go through the venue’s security. Wayne was supposed to play a set inside Colonial Life Arena, but his set was called off when he refused to comply with the venue’s procedures. It’s unclear at this point exactly why the rapper refused to participate in the venue’s security check, but it turns out that reasons don’t change anything for the venue.

“The safety of its patrons, its performers and its staff members is and continues to be the number one priority for Colonial Life Arena,” the venue said in a statement released shortly after the show. “While we regret the artist’s decision not to perform, Colonial Life Arena is not willing to bypass its security standards and jeopardize the safety of its patrons, performers, or staff members.”

The venue offered refunds in this initial statement, saying that they would become available on Monday morning. However, it looks like the promoters are not willing to issue refunds. Every scheduled artist outside of Lil Wayne ― including 2 Chainz, Cardi B and Tory Lanez ― did perform.

“We are in discussions with the promoters and will continue to represent the interest of our patrons regarding refunds,” the venue told The Post & Courier.

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