Rapper Lil Baby unexpectedly canceled his headlining set at the Breakout Festival in Vancouver, Canada on Sunday (Sept. 18).
According to CBC, the set cancellation was announced around 9:30 p.m. local time, about 30 minutes before the event was scheduled to end. Once the news was shared with the crowd, chaos amongst the concertgoers ensued with tents being ripped down, tables being broken, garbage cans being thrown and more.
Lil Baby took to his Instagram Stories to explain and apologize for why he suddenly canceled his set due to an illness.
“I would like to start off by saying I truly apologize Vancouver, Canada, the Breakout Festival, and to everyone who was in attendance! 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.”
Crescendo1, one of the companies behind Breakout Fest, also posted an official statement on their social media responding to the chaotic event.
“We do not condone violence or destruction of property and are utterly disappointed with the way some of our patrons acted at this year’s event,” Crescendo1’s statement read. “Safety of our guests and venue staff is our number one concern. We did everything to make Breakout a unique and enjoyable experience for Vancouver’s rap fans.”
Lil Uzi Vert, Polo G, and Sofaygo were among other artists that also pulled out of the 2022 Breakout Festival, Rolling Stone notes.