Singer Lil Wayne pulled out of his concert at the Colonial Life Arena in South Carolina after reportedly objecting to the venue insisted he went through security checks.
The rapper was scheduled to perform with 2 Chainz, Cardi B, and Tory Lanez at the annual Fall Ball in Columbia, South Carolina, but pulled out after he "elected not to come into the building through the venue's standard safety procedures." While the rest of the show went on as planned, but a row has now broken out over refunds.
A statement by managers of the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia says Lil Wayne, refused to enter the building when security workers sought to apply "the venue's standard safety procedures." The arena's management says it wasn't willing to make an exception for the headliner of Saturday night's show "and jeopardize safety."
"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."
While the venue initially said they would be offering fans their money back, promoters have decided against it.
He spent eight months in a New York City jail for gun possession after police found the weapon on his tour bus as he left a 2007 concert.