Lil Wayne’s set at the A3C Music Festival in Atlanta was forced to end prematurely on Sunday (Oct. 8), after panic and confusion that broke out in the crowd. Fans were evacuated after officials responded to varying reports of possible gunfire or a massive brawl.
Video shows fans promptly leaving Lil Wayne’s set. Many appear to be running, while others are throwing around guesses about what happened.
A3C LIL WAYNE CONCERT SHOOTOUT. pic.twitter.com/WAaOA2U6P4
— KEATS (@keatsdidit) October 8, 2018
Initial reports from festival goers on Twitter suggested that there was a shooting that took place during the concert. According to the Atlanta Police Department, someone yelled that they heard gunshots, causing panic amongst the crowd. Twelve people were reportedly treated for minor injuries, but police were unable to confirm gunfire.
Here’s a statement from APD about what happened at A3C tonight: pic.twitter.com/WKtafPcayZ
— Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) October 8, 2018
A3C Festival organizers also released a statement via Twitter, addressing Lil Wayne’s short performance. While some crowd members later stated that the incident was merely a fight, A3C said that it was still looking into the situation. “We are still collecting information to determine exactly what happened and will provide follow up information as soon as we know more details,” the statement reads.
— A3C Festival (@A3C) October 8, 2018
Lil Wayne’s was set to appear at A3C to perform songs from his latest project, Tha Carter V, which dropped Sept. 28. The album, which arrives after nearly four years of legal obstacles and delays, reportedly hit number one of the US Billboard 200, with 480,000 equivalent album sales in its first week.