Lil Wayne Appears to Cut Show Short Over Audience's Underwhelming Reaction to Young Money Artists

Over the weekend, Weezy brought his career-spanning Welcome to Tha Carter tour to a close at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

Lil Wayne is seen performing for fans
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Lil Wayne is seen performing for fans

Lil Wayne has been reported to have brought his tour-closing show in Los Angeles to an early end this weekend.

As claimed by attendees on Reddit, Twitter, and elsewhere, Weezy cut his set short on Saturday due to the audience’s reaction to an intermission performance from several artists on his Young Money roster. The show, which took place at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, served as the closing night of Wayne’s Welcome to Tha Carter tour.

"We ain’t about to be bending over backwards for these folks," Weezy is seen saying in one clip. "We worked too hard for this shit. We worked way too hard. This is my motherfuckin' artist Allan [Cubas], that was [Lil] Twist, that was Yaj [Kader]. We are Young Money. We appreciate y’all time.”

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. #wiltern #lilwayne

— Empress (@HerNameIsEmpres) May 14, 2023

went to the lil wayne concert tonight. we waited 3 hours for him. then it was lit it was cool then he brought out some of his new artists along with lil twist they was whack. wayne got mad and canceled the show. im still in disbelief like he really did that. smh #lilwayne

— letmeborrow40dollas (@MarcusRealFunny) May 14, 2023

Complex has reached out to reps for Wayne, Young Money, and Live Nation for comment. This story may be updated.

The Welcome to Tha Carter tour kicked off back in April with a sold-out show in Minneapolis, marking Weezy's first full tour in four years. From there, Weezy took the career-spanning set to venues in Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville Austin, San Francisco, and elsewhere.

See here for Complex’s experience at Wayne’s show at the Apollo.

In March, Lil Wayne rolled out the timely I Am Music compilation, which includes a slew of hits from his back catalog, as well as more recent singles like "Kant Nobody." Next up, fans have been expecting the sixth entry in Wayne’s long-running Tha Carter album series.

In a recent Zane Lowe chat, Wayne detailed the ambitious goals he had for the new project, which he “can’t believe” is even happening. 

“Go listen to my last feature and know it’s gonna be a thousand times better than that,” he told Zane.

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