Lil Wayne Shows Up Late For Festival Set, Plays For Just 15 Minutes

23 May 2023 | 10:07 am | Jessie Lynch

It's the second time this month that the rapper has cut his set short.

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Lil Wayne has again left fans disappointed after rocking up to a festival set an hour late and performing for just 15 minutes.

The rapper was meant to headline at the 2023 Metro Metro Festival on May 19, where he was poised to perform a number of hits from 10-11 pm, but the crowd was left reeling when the Kant Nobody hitmaker arrived at 10.45 pm and performed a just a few songs before the show wrapped.

Video clips from the event show the crowd chanting "Weezy" as the set is being packed up.

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Following the brief set, festival organisers took to Instagram to release a statement apologising for the performance.

"We apologise for Lil Wayne's abbreviated performance. He arrived at the festival at 10:45 and curfew is at 11," the statement read.

It comes following another early exit from Weezy while he performed at Wiltern in Los Angeles earlier this month, where he kicked off the show an hour late before cutting his set short.

After playing for about 30 minutes, Lil Wayne left the stage so that members of his Young Money label, including Lil Twist, Yaj Kader, and Allan Cubas could perform.

After seeing the crowd's lacklustre reaction to the Young Money musos, Lil Wayne launched into a bizarre rant mid-set during which he complained that the crowd was disrespecting his fellow performers. 

“We appreciate it, but we ain’t about to be bending over backwards for these folks. We work too hard for this shit. We work way too hard,” Lil Wayne told Cubas before addressing the audience.

“This my muthaf**kin’ artist Allan, that was Twist, that was Yaj; we are Young Money. We appreciate y’all time,” he said. Wayne then signalled to his crew to leave after putting down his mic before abruptly exiting the stage.