UPDATE: While no definitive cause has been nailed down as yet, A3C issued an official statement that festival organizers are working with law enforcement to determine what happened, however, rumors of a shooting were likely exaggerated. “We are still collecting information to determine exactly what happened,” it read. “Please be assured that the law enforcement officers present have confirmed that there were no weapons involved.”
Atlanta’s A3C music conference ended suddenly on Sunday night, with audiences rushing out of the Lil Wayne set amidst chaos and pandemonium. Some claimed there was a brawl; others heard gunshots.
The culminating event came early into the rapper’s set, around 10:15pm EST on Sunday night. No official word yet on what occurred, but whatever happened was enough to end the conference abruptly and send people rushing into the streets.
The incident came after a successful A3C, which over the years has evolved from a combination of a networking hub and showcase for emerging audiences into a two-headed beast, one that also makes room for a music festival that attracts big names and legends.
Saturday night saw the Wu-Tang Clan reconverge to perform their classic debut album, Enter the 36 Chambers, all the way through, Billboard reported. Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son, who goes by Young Dirty Bastard, filled in for his late father on “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.”
Stay tuned for more information on what occurred at Lil Wayne’s show when it arrives.