Lil Wayne has again denied his fans the opportunity to see his lil ass bounce around on stage to “Lollipop.” Except this time, it’s not because of seizures. This time Lil Wayne cancelled a performance simply because he didn’t want to go through the venue’s security checkpoint.
UsWeekly says that Wayne was scheduled to perform at the 2nd annual Fall Ball with 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, and Cardi B on Saturday night at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Like many public events and concerts, there was a mandatory security check (you know, where they check your purse and pray they don’t find the joints you rolled into tampon wrappers). Performers also have to go through the checkpoint and Lil Wayne wasn’t feeling it, so he refused to do it, and didn’t go on.
Naturally, there were people who wanted their money back. Promoters sent a letter to the Colonial Life Arena informing them that they had declined to offer refunds because Lil Wayne wasn’t the headliner (despite the fact that all promo for the show had Lil Wayne’s mug front and center).
CLA issued a statement regarding the refunds (they’re trying to work something out), as well as Lil Wayne’s security situation, saying:
“Lil Wayne was scheduled to perform at Colonial Life Arena as a part of the 2nd Annual Fall Ball. Unfortunately, Lil Wayne elected not to enter the building through the venue’s standard safety procedures.
The safety of its patrons, its performers, and its staff members is and continues to be the number one priority for Colonial Life Arena. 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.”
But what in the hell was Lil Wayne so afraid security would find?!? Lil Wayne once did time for felony attempted gun possession, so the obvious answer might be that he didn’t want a weapon to set off a beep-beep-beep upon entry. Or maybe Lil Wayne didn’t want the security’s metal detector to find something deeply uncool, like a corrective orthodontic retainer or a magnetic travel Scrabble game. I’m sure that’s it.