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Lil Wayne Won't Go Through Security, Skips SC Concert

Fans can get refunds starting Monday
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2017 2:47 PM CDT
Lil Wayne Fans Due Big Refunds After He Skips SC Concert
Lil Wayne performs at the Lil' WeezyAna Fest at Champions Square on Aug. 25, 2017, in New Orleans.   (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Saturday night was a big disappointment for Lil Wayne fans in South Carolina after the performer ditched a concert because he wouldn't go through security, report the Post and Courier and Billboard. The rapper was scheduled to appear at Columbia's Colonial Life Arena with a slew of other acts, including Cardi B and 2 Chainz, as part of the second annual Fall Ball, but he balked at following "standard safety procedures" at a checkpoint, the arena noted in a statement. Instead, he turned around and left, leaving the show to go on without him.

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"While we regret the artist's decision not to perform, Colonial Life Arena is not willing to bypass its security standards and jeopardize the safety of its patrons, performers, or staff members," the arena statement read. Refunds will start to be doled out Monday "at the point of purchase," the statement notes, per the State. (Read more Lil Wayne stories.)

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