Atlanta, GA – Following Wu-Tang Clan‘s headlining efficiency on Saturday (October 6) at Atlanta’s A3C pageant, followers had been understandably amped for an October 7 line-up that included Dipset, Trina, and Lil Wayne, whose Tha Carter V topped Billboard’s 200 with 480,000 equal album gross sales.
Unfortunately, 10 minutes into his headlining set, what some initially speculated to be gunshots induced a stampede, forcing the venue to be evacuated.
“Everyone appeared to show and give attention to this one space of the crowd,” a patron within the VIP — Brit Tea — instructed HipHopDX. “Then instantly, I felt the entire weight of the group shift.”
“I fell to the floor — everybody was dashing and screaming. It was so scary,” she continued.
Authorities had been unable to substantiate there was, in actual fact, a capturing as many had first thought — and (shortly after reaching security) one outlet (JaGurl TV) reported that it was really a brawl near the backstage space that shortly escalated inflicting a mass panic that rippled outward. Moments later, the pageant itself issued an official assertion, echoing that no weapons had been concerned — and pledging to replace everybody as they obtain additional data on the incident.
“This was an unlucky solution to finish what had in any other case been a tremendous week of music, friendships, and connections” the assertion reads. “Thank you to everybody in your wonderful assist and optimistic vitality.”
Wayne additionally took to Twitter after the incident, noting “Hope everybody at A3C is protected.”