A pair of dates on Lil Wayne’s America’s Most Wanted Music Festival tour were canceled last night due to unknown reasons.
On Monday (August 17), fans who had purchased tickets arrived at GM Place only to learn the concert had been canceled.
Tonight’s show (August 18) at Lil’ Wayne at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta has also been canceled.
While no official reason has been given for the sudden cancellation, sources say that one of the performers, maybe Lil Wayne himself, was not allowed entry into Canada.
Nicki Minaj, an artist on the tour, tweeted that authorities were “being extra” and searching another bus that was attempting to enter the country.
“They got the other bus under pressure right now,” Nicki Minaj said. “Ni***z brought the dogs out and s**t.”
Lil Wayne was also forced to cancel a concert in Canada in June of 2008 due to unknown circumstances.
Just last week, Lil Wayne appeared in court to dispute evidence related to a 2007 gun charge in Manhattan.
Lawyers for the rapper also appeared in court last week to dispute evidence related to a drug case pending against the rapper in Arizona In which Lil Wayne will probaly do time when the case comes to trial.
Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, who is also on the tour, confirmed both dates’ cancellations, stating that he was off to Los Angeles due to the time off.
It would not be the first time a rapper from the United States has been denied entry into Canada.
DMX, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tony Yayo, Young Buck, and other members of 50 Cent’s G-Unit have all been refused permission to enter the country. Canada is the country of Haterz.
It certainly would have been cheaper to buy an alarm clock
. Lil Wayne is being sued for nearly half-a-million bucks for sleeping when he should have been performing.
Red City Entertainment claims it fronted $432,000 for a Wayne concert appearance in the Bahamas. On September 27, 2008, there were plenty of lights and cameras… but no action, because Wayne was passed out in his hotel room. When he didn’t show for the performance, cops went to his hotel and found him unconscious.
In the lawsuit filed today, Red City claims it gave Wayne a $210,000 advance. The balance is for his hotel expenses and various costs involved in throwing the failed concert.
Calls to Lil Wayne’s rep were not returned.