Rapper Lil Wayne Walks Offstage After 30 Minutes, Blames Low Energy Crowd: ‘We Work Way Too Hard’

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Rap artist Lil Wayne walked off the stage and abandoned his scheduled concert after concluding fans weren’t hyped up enough over one of his guest acts.

The 40-year-old showed up at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on Saturday night for the last stop of his Welcome to Tha Carter tour, per a report from People. Wayne was reportedly more than an hour late for the show and left the stage after just 30 minutes of performing.

At that point, he brought out the first surprise guest, 2 Chainz, before taking a break and letting Young Money artists Lil Twist, Yaj Kader, and Allan Cubas perform instead. The crowd reacted badly to the swap, which prompted Lil Wayne to come back out and abruptly end the show just as Cubas was about to sing his second song.

“We appreciate it, but we ain’t about to be bending over backwards for these folks. We work too hard for this s***. We work way too hard,” Lil Wayne said in a video posted to social media afterward.

“This my motherf***er artist Allan, that was Twist, that was Yaj. We are Young Money. We appreciate y’all time,” the rapper said before leaving the stage. A few minutes later, the venue lights were turned on, signaling the show’s end.

Fans reacted strongly on social media.

“I will never go to another Lil Wayne concert again after he arrived 3.5 hours late then performed for 30 had intermission put his new artist to perform then came out and canceled the rest of the concert because the crowd wasn’t hype enough for his new artist,” one concertgoer wrote.

“Lil Wayne need to stay humble and appreciate the people who support him, canceling a show you were 3 hours late for because the crowd didn’t know your artist is insane,” the fan continued in a follow up tweet.

“So let me get this straight…you show up an hour late for a show you’re allegedly headlining, do a 30-minute set, cede the stage to people (respectfully) nobody’s heard of…and the crowd’s not allowed to be just a teeny bit irked?” another person asked.

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