While 20,000-plus fans chanted “We want Weezy,” Lil Wayne sat on his tour bus “throwing a hissy fit,” whining to his manager that he didn’t want to go onstage at the TD Banknorth Garden for JAMN’ 94.5’s Monster Jam show.
“People were begging and pleading with him to go on,” said Someone Who Was There. “But he was (angry) and possibly drunk. He kept complaining that ‘Boston is dissin’ my people.’ It was totally bizarre. Kind of surreal.”
As you may know, the lil pain-in-the-butt stiffed thousands of Hub hip-hop fans the other night when he refused to perform in the sold-out radio station show because some members of his posse flunked the metal-detector test!
According to spywitnesses, Weezy & Co. arrived early to the show - which organizers took as a good sign, considering his history and all. He did a sound check, then headed out to his van to hang out until he was scheduled to go on.
But just 20 feet from the stage - where his band and DJ were in full swing - Lil Wayne and his 12-person crew decided to bounce after a member of the posse set off the metal detectors.
“He was aware of what was required,” said another insider. “His security people had done a walk-through earlier in day. But when the metal detector went off, he just lost it and stormed out.”
For an hour and 15 minutes, concert promoters and Lil Wayne’s manager tried to persuade him to go back inside. Finally, Wayne agreed to take another lil spin through security.
“They went off a second time,” said our spy.
The Boston cops on duty attempted to placate the raging rapper and offered to take him and his people into a private room to be checked with a wand. But they refused and left.
“Everyone else went through, no problem,” said our spy. “Jay-Z, even Lebron James, they all got checked.”
Word is, Z was none too happy with his co-headliner’s no-show. Ditto for Wayne’s band - who had to vamp for nearly a half-hour during the backstage drama. Not to mention the audience, which had to sit and wait through the dismantling of Wayne’s stage and subsequent setup for Jay-Z.
It was, of course, not the first time Wayne has had issues that forced him to cancel his show. On Sunday night, he stiffed 8,000 fans in Rochester, N.Y., because he reportedly was dissatisfied with the sound system.
And last month, Weezy missed the Fashion Rocks show - again over the metal detector issue.
Word is, the Boston promoters were so upset with Wayne’s non-performance that he was disinvited to the after-party at Rumor and was told he won’t be getting paid.