Some fans protested after Lil Baby cancelled his festival performance.
On Sunday, the rapper was scheduled to perform as the opening act at Vancouver’s Breakout Festival, but he decided to cancel last minute.
According to TMZ, after the show was postponed, fans had a negative reaction and left the PNE Amphitheater looking like a “war zone.” They set tents on fire during the unruly demonstration, and others overturned food carts and trash bins. They broke TV monitors as well, scattering shattered glass all over the place.
One supporter remarked, “We waited nearly an hour for him to show up, but he never showed up,” and another recalled the tumultuous atmosphere. Everyone started leaving, but obviously, some people stuck behind and started rioting, destroying all the tents, etc.
The festival on Sunday was set to be headlined by Baby, who recently finished his “One of Them Ones” joint tour with Chris Brown. Other performers included Polo G, Cordae, Coi Leray, and Babyface Ray.
Bruhh, Vancouver kids stupid as shit 😂 imagine causing a riot all because Lil Baby no showed Breakout Fest pic.twitter.com/wmQlSHweiL
— Seven Costanza (@Raavxhimself) September 19, 2022
He apologized on Monday, citing a medical inability to perform. He apologized profusely in an Instagram Story, writing, “I would want to start out by stating I deeply apologize to Vancouver, Canada, The Breakout Festival, and To Everyone Who Was In Attendance!” I’ve been working so hard for the past three months without taking any breaks that I’ve finally had it. And my body completely shut down. I owe you guys a lot, but I’ll make it up to you soon, I promise.
On October 14, Baby will release his new album, It’s Only Me. He released his newest song, “Detox,” along with a music video earlier this month.