L'il Wayne, Big Jerk: Rapper Stiffs Kids at Concert

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Things aren't going all that well for L'il Wayne these days.

Two weeks after getting arrested after a show, the troubled rapper flaked on a show last night in North Carolina, according to TMZ.

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Promoted as a "Stop the Violence" event, the concert was inspired by eight recent gang-related murders in the small community of Wilmington, N.C.

Lil' Wayne was supposed to be the main draw, as ministers and local celebrities took the stage and spoke out against violence.

They were expecting a crowd of around 3,000 people who had paid $40 for floor seats and $30 for balcony - but only about 1,000 kids showed up.

There were multiple reasons for the small crowd - including Lil' Wayne's legal troubles - and that the concert was canceled, then rescheduled.

As a result of the low turnout, Lil' Wayne, who had been paid a part of his fee up front, was now not going to receive a couple of thousand dollars.

The rapper then sat backstage for three hours waiting for a crowd to arrive. When the crowd didn't grow, about 80 sheriffs and officers offered to raise the money themselves to get L'il Wayne to perform - but no dice.

The extra dough couldn't be raised until Monday, unfortunately, which wasn't good enough for the great L'il Wayne, who bailed without appearing.

Mitchell Entertainment Group - who fought to make the concert happen and to have Lil' Wayne appear - now must deal with refunding tens of thousands of dollars to irate concertgoers. And we thought T.I. was public enemy #1.


Lil Wayne Biography

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Name
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.

Lil Wayne Quotes

Lil Wayne: I don't do too many [drugs]. I just smoke weed and drink. But I'll never fuck with no more coke. It's not about the bad high; it's just about the acne: Cocaine makes your face break out. I'm a pretty boy.

The world is about to end in 2012… ’cause the Mayans made calendars, and they stop at 2012. I got encyclopedias on the bus. The world is about to end as we know it. You can see it already. A planet doesn't exist - there's no more Pluto. Planes are flying into buildings - and not just the Twin Towers. Mosquitos bite you and you die. And a black man and a woman are running for president.

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