- The rapper Lil Wayne and pop-punk band Blink-182 are currently co-headlining a North American tour and have concert dates planned through the end of September.
- During Thursday’s show, Lil Wayne gave a speech implying he was unhappy with the size of the crowd and he walked off of the stage before his set was over. According to concertgoers, he only performed between four and six songs.
- Lil Wayne told the crowd that that night’s show might be his last one, though the next day he tweeted that he would not be quitting the tour.
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Earlier this summer, rapper Lil Wayne and pop-punk band Blink-182 embarked on a joint, co-headlining tour around North America.
But during Thursday’s show at the Jiffy Lube Live stage in Bristow, Virginia, Lil Wayne said this could be his last one. The rapper cut his set short to express that he was less than thrilled about the size and quality of the crowd before walking off of the stage.
On Thursday, Lil Wayne cut his performance short and alluded to quitting the tour after discussing the size and quality of the audience
After an opening performance by the band Neck Deep, Lil Wayne took to the stage and performed a few songs before cutting the music to address the audience.
“I just want the people to know, if you’re wondering, please forgive me, but I am so not used to performing to a crowd … and there’s not too many … you know [the crowd is] still forming … that’s not my swag,” Lil Wayne told the audience. He seemed to be implying that he wasn’t used to performing in front of a smaller crowd in an arena that may not have been filled up.
“I’m not sure how long I’m gonna be able to do this tour, but make some noise for Blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though. Let’s go,” he added.
According to attendees on Twitter, the rapper performed around four to six songs before leaving the stage
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Many concertgoers took to Twitter to express their disappointment in Lil Wayne’s brief performance, with some stating the rapper only performed about four to six songs. One concert attendee wrote on Twitter that the set felt “too short” for a main act.
According to Setlist.fm, during past shows on this tour, Lil Wayne performed over five times as many songs as he did during Thursday’s concert. During the July 3 show in Indiana, the rapper reportedly performed 34 tracks and on July 10 in Massachusetts, he reportedly performed 33 songs.
Although many fans were understandably upset with the brief performance, Lil Wayne recently confirmed on Twitter that he doesn’t actually plan to quit the tour
Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour! I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor,ME See you tomorrow!
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) July 12, 2019
Many fans attending that show were understandably upset with the brief performance – but fortunately, the rapper said he doesn’t actually have plans to leave the tour.
“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour! I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor,ME See you tomorrow!” the rapper tweeted this afternoon.
Lil Wayne and Blink-182’s North-American tour has shows scheduled through the middle of September,
Representatives for Lil Wayne and representatives for Blink-182 didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.