Lil Wayne Confirms He’s Not Quitting Blink-182 Tour After Cutting Virginia Set Short (UPDATE)

Inclement weather and the general nature of arena shows apparently had Weezy not feeling the crowd.


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UPDATE 12:55 p.m. ET: As expected, Lil Wayne has clarified that—despite his onstage comments Thursday night in Bristow—he is not dropping off the blink-182 tour. 

In a tweeted statement Friday, Wayne confirmed he would be back with the punk trio for the next scheduled stop in Bangor, Maine. "I won't be quitting this tour!" he said. "I'm having too much fun with my bros blink-182."

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

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At last night's stop on the blink-182 and Lil Wayne tour, featuring opening support from Neck Deep, Weezy cut his set short and told the crowd it "might" be his last night on the run that's scheduled to careen across the U.S. through late September.

"I just want the people to know, if you wondering, please forgive me but I am so not used to performing to a crowd and there's not too many, you know, like still, [filling in]," Wayne said during his set in Bristow, Virginia Thursday night. "That's not my swag. I'm not sure how long I'm gonna be able to do this tour, but make some noise to blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though. Let's go."

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While it's highly unlikely Wayne will actually be dropping off an entire tour in this manner, especially when considering contracts and such, the moment was a bummer for attendees.

Hey @LilTunechi. We heard you’re done with the Blink 182 tour. If you’d like to join the Ten Years of Constellations tour, we’ve got a slot for you. 🤙🏽

— August Burns Red (@augustburnsred) July 12, 2019

Really upset about Lil Wayne prematurely ending his performance last night. I wish he stuck it through. Because of this, so many people who maybe would’ve given mixed-genre shows a chance are gonna close themselves off to the idea now

(I don’t even listen to him)

— Bengali Bruno Mars (@naveedahmedny) July 12, 2019

@LilTunechi @TMZ My dude you opened your concert “without us, you ain’t shit” but then you leave us after 5 songs when we waited in the damn rain for 3 hours. PayPal me my gas and ticket money #blink182

— Martin 🇺🇸 (@therealMarty81) July 12, 2019

The tour sees blink-182 performing its 1999 album Enema of the State in full and was marketed as a co-headlining stint. Weezy, however, has been playing right before blink on the stops that are in the bag thus far. In addition to arena-sized tours of this stature almost always featuring latecomers who show up solely for the final act of the night, the Bristow show's Weezy set attendance was arguably complicated further due to regional weather issues.

Friday marks a day off for the blink and Weezy tour, with the routing set to resume Saturday in Bangor, Maine. At the time of this writing, neither blink nor Weezy's reps had made a public comment regarding the Bristow incident.

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