Lil Wayne clearly wasn’t into his set on Thursday night in Bristow, Virginia, at Jiffy Lube Live. Because he stopped after playing just a few songs.
The Young Money rapper is currently on tour with the U.K. punk band Neck Deep and the rock group Blink-182, who’s headlining. The mixed-genre tour kicked off in late June and will wrap up in October, but Wayne said Thursday might be his last show.
He didn’t explain why, but it seemed the venue wasn’t full during his set, which bothered him. But others have speculated the audience wasn’t made up of many Lil Wayne fans, because most were there to see the headliners. So he simply wasn’t into it.
“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 … that’s not my swag,” he said. “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.”
Afterwards, someone from Blink-182’s stage crew complained in a now-deleted tweet. “Sooo Lil Wayne just said he was over it and walked off stage 40 minutes early,” that person wrote Thursday.
But the tweets from Weezy’s fans were filled with a lot more anger and frustration.
“Mr. Carter. By the time we pulled up got our ticket and sat in our seats, Your set was over,” one fan tweeted on Thursday. “N—-s braved the rain and hours of traffic just to hear 2 songs in the parking lot.”
“My dude you opened your concert without us, you ain’t sh–,” another person wrote. “We waited in the damn rain for 3 hour. PayPal me my gas and ticket money.”
But others said they understood why Wayne seemed frustrated and chalked it up to a musical mismatch.
“This is a weird combo,” someone tweeted Friday. “I am not sure that Wayne fans want to hear blink or visa-versa? Sounds like Wayne ain’t feeling it either.”
“There is overlap, but not enough,” one person responded. “Lil Wayne seemed to figure that out. He should have finished the show though, and then left the tour. But who among us haven’t felt like walking off the job?”
But despite some thinking Wayne and Blink shouldn’t be on tour together, the New Orleans rapper said he plans to finish it completely.
“Yesterday was krazy!” tweeted Wayne on Friday. “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!”