Lil Wayne came in as a super sub for Cardi B this weekend, but not everything went as planned. The former cash millionaire had to cancel last minute due to “travel issues.” The festival who’d booked both Cardi and Lil Wayne, Panorama in NYC, tried in vain to secure a 2nd replacement but came up short. Thankfully Janet Jackson held down her headliner spot, and performed as scheduled yesterday evening.
Cardi B who had booked her spot well in advance, had to cancel due to post-pregnancy issues (caring for a baby, all that). Lil Wayne on the other hand was left stranded at the airport as his flight was delayed. The festival made the announcement via Twitter as soon as they received notice from Wayne and his reps. Their message to ticket holders:
“Due to weather conditions, Lil Wayne’s flight has been delayed and he is unable to perform tonight,” a message projected on-stage read. “He was looking forward to performing for his NYC fans and plans to come back as soon as possible.”
To make matters worse, the entire first night of the festival had to cancelled due to impeding weather conditions. Would-be performances from Dua Lipa, the War on Drugs, Migos, the Weeknd, Father John Misty, Yaeji were all casualties of the storm. This time last year, the Panorama Music Festival was scene to a collapsed stage during Isaiah Rashad’s set.