Kodak black’s recent arrest in Miami meant that he missed his performance at the city’s Hard Rock Stadium.
After the arrest, Lil Wayne pulled out of the festival in protest at the mandatory police checks conducted on the way into the venue.
“I do not and will not ever settle for being policed to do my job,” tweeted the rapper, who had been second on the bill.
To all my fans who came to see me at Rolling Loud, I’m sorry but I won’t be performing. The Festival Police (Not Rolling Loud) made it mandatory that I had to be policed and checked to get on the stadium grounds. I do not and will not ever settle for being policed to do my job
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) May 12, 2019
The opening night of the festival was marred by false reports of gunfire, which triggered panic among the audience and led to several injuries.
Organisers said there was “a disturbance that led a large group of fans to believe there was an active shooter within the festival grounds.
“The commotion resulted in these fans running out of the venue, some of whom were injured and/or scared in the process,” the statement continued.
“Security and public authorities immediately sprung into action, established it was a false alarm and there was not an active shooter in the festival.”
The rest of the festival continued without incident, with headline sets from Migos, Cardi B, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi.
By Damilola Faustino