Lil Baby fans riot after festival cancellation
Written by Ken Simmons on September 20, 2022
A riot occurred at the Vancouver Breakout Festival on Sunday after it was announced that headliner Lil Baby had canceled his performance.
Social media videos show festivalgoers destroying tents, throwing garbage and breaking equipment.
“Following an announcement that the headliner at BreakOut Festival would not be performing, fans turned their disappointment into anger, doing significant damage to the PNE Amphitheatre and parts of Hastings Park,” festival organizers said in a statement, according to Complex. “At this time our first priority is for the safety and wellbeing of our staff as many were deeply affected by the reaction of guests and behavior that ensued.”
The promoters posted on Instagram that the “Drip Too Hard” rapper arrived at the venue but was “too sick to perform.”
On Monday, Lil Baby apologized for not performing in an Instagram Story.
“I have been going so hard these past few months without any breaks that it finally caught up with me and my body completely shut down. I owe you guys big time and will for sure make up for it soon,” the Grammy winner wrote.
His next concert appearance is scheduled for October 8 in his hometown, Atlanta. Six days later on October 14, Lil Baby will drop his third studio album, It’s Only Me.
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