Lil Pump‘s Lollapalooza set over the weekend was apparently so lit that it got shut down. The rapper says organizers cut him off because the crowd was going too hard, and he thinks it’s wack.
It’s difficult to say exactly what triggered the shortened set. The crowd was definitely packed in, moshing, and doing the things typical of a hip hop show crowd. At certain points, music was cut off and fans were asked to back up. If safety was a concern, which seems to be the case, then ultimately Lollapalooza made the right call here.
Lil Pump took to social media after the performance to give his two cents on the whole ordeal.
“Lollapalooza, listen up,” he began. “That’s was some fuck shit. Y’all stopped my whole set because everybody was fuckin’ mosh pitting too hard. People were fainting. I stopped the show and got everybody that was fainting and they still cut my set off ’cause everybody mosh pitting too hard. It was ’bout to cause a riot.”
On the flip side, many fans blame Lil Pump for being late and letting his hype men do most of the work. In total, spectators say he performed 2 – 5 songs before getting off the stage. Some say regardless of a shutdown, his show was doomed from the start.
We’ll let social media tell the rest, starting with the rapper’s own statement…
Lil Pump @ Lollapalooza 2018
lolla literally shut down @lilpump because his crowd was too hype pic.twitter.com/2uD71lQ5dU
— justin van vranken (@jstnvv) August 5, 2018
How you gonna be 30 min late to stage and then only sing a song an a half in 90 degree weather I’m so pissed #Lolla @lilpump
— 𝒜𝓊𝒹𝓇𝑒𝓎 (@ross_audi) August 4, 2018
Look at the crowd! 🔥@lilpump brings the energy at @lollapalooza wearing his @chicagobulls jersey! #NBALolla pic.twitter.com/piciSWglsF
— NBA (@NBA) August 5, 2018
day three lolla recap: got trampled and punched in the face at lil pump & being surrounded in a sea of high schoolers makes me realize i’m getting too old for this shit lmao
— J. (@jazmyn_tee1) August 5, 2018
chaos at lil pump earlier. music cut at least three times to move the crowd back, bunch of cpd officers standing side stage. got in maybe five songs total #lolla pic.twitter.com/vhv8vF40dP
— Matt Pollock (@mattypollock) August 4, 2018
they booing lil pump at lolla
— Nicky Eyes (@ni_lo_doe) August 4, 2018
With their scheduling of Lil Pump on the smallest stage at like 4pm, lollapalooza has yet again demonstrated they don't have a clue in hell of the popularuty of certain rappers pic.twitter.com/e7gLqUaBiD
— Alex Shea (@ConsumingLipids) August 4, 2018
Hey @lollapalooza, never bring @lilpump back here. Absolutely disappointing performance for the terrible 20 minutes he was on stage..
— BRIT🎳 (@BritneyBrown18) August 4, 2018
I saw so many people get carried out because they got hurt/sick. It was honestly ridiculous that they let that happen.
— zkolbus (@zkolbus) August 5, 2018
The crowd in the front was literally dying. So many people got hurt and sick and had to be evacuated
— Jack Speakman (@_JackS101_) August 5, 2018
H/T: XXL Mag | Photo: Nabil Elderkin
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