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 triggered a stampede, forcing the venue to be evacuated.
“Everyone appeared to show and deal with this one space the crowd,” a patron within the VIP — Brit Tea — instructed HipHopDX. “Then right away, I felt the entire weight the group shift.”
“I fell to the floor — everybody was speeding and screaming. It was so scary,” she continued.
Authorities had been unable to verify there was, in reality, 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 rapidly escalated inflicting a mass panic that rippled outward. Moments later, the pageant itself issued an ficial 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 strategy to finish what had in any other case been an incredible week music, friendships, and connections” the assertion reads. “Thank you to everybody in your superb assist and constructive power.”
Wayne additionally took to Twitter after the incident, noting “Hope everybody at A3C is secure.”