Lil Wayne pulls out of South Carolina concert over security checks; audience demands refund

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Oct,03 2017 12:49 54 IST

London: Singer Lil Wayne pulled out of his concert at the Colonial Life Arena in South Carolina after reportedly objecting to the venue's insistence that he go through security checks.

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Lil Wayne. AP

Wayne pulled out of a concert on Saturday because he didn't want to go through security checks, reports femalefirst.co.uk.


The 'Sucker For Pain' hitmaker was scheduled to perform with the likes of 2 Chainz, Cardi B, and Tory Lanez at the annual Fall Ball in Columbia, South Carolina but pulled out after he "elected not to come into the building through the venue's standard safety procedures."

A statement from the Colonial Life Arena (CLA) continued, "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 jeopardise the safety of its patrons, performers, or staff members."


The rest of the show went on as planned, but a row has now broken out over refunds. While the venue initially said they would be offering fans their money back, promoters have decided against it.