Lil Wayne A3C Performance Evacuated After the Fight Cause of the Stampede
A3C Festival has confirmed with authorities that it was NOT a shooting.
Atlanta, GA – after Wu-Tang Clan's headlining performance on Saturday (October 6) in Atlanta A3C festival, fans were understandably amped for a 7 October line-up that includes Dipset, Trina, and Lil Wayne, whose Tha Carter V topped the Billboard 200 with 480,000 equivalent album sales.
Unfortunately, 10 minutes into his headlining set, which some initially speculated that the shooting caused a stampede, forcing the venue to be evacuated.
"Everyone seemed to turn and focus on an area of the crowd," a patron in the VIP — Brit Tea — said to HipHopDX. "Then, in an instant, I felt all the weight of the crowd change."
"I fell to the floor — everyone was running and screaming. It was horrible," she continued.
A3C LIL WAYNE CONCERT SHOOT-OUT. pic.twitter.com/WAaOA2U6P4
— Keats the Geek (@KeatsTheGeek) October 8, 2018
First time to see Wayne at the @A3C and three songs that I had to run my ass and jump over a dumpster and the fence! #a3cfestival pic.twitter.com/5ic5wDENOw
— poeticaboutjustice (@sweetboutbitter) October 8, 2018
The authorities were not able to confirm that there was, in fact, a one-shot, as many had first thought — and (shortly after reaching safety (a) an outlet (JaGurl TV) reported that in reality it was a fight near the backstage area that quickly spread, causing a mass panic that struck towards the outside. Moments later, the festival itself issued an official statement, echoing that no weapons were involved — and making a commitment to update everyone as we receive more information about the incident.
"This was an unfortunate way to end what had been an amazing week of music, friendships, and connections," the statement said. "Thank you all for your incredible support and positive energy."
Wayne also took to Twitter after the incident, noting that "I Hope that everyone in A3C is safe."
— #A3C18 (@A3C) October 8, 2018
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