Santa Teresa Festival cited a "lack of cooperation" from Canada border control
Fans of the Philadelphia-based Lil Uzi Vert mounted a stage invasion after the rapper’s planned appearance at Santa Teresa Festival was cancelled.
He was originally scheduled to play the festival – which takes place May 18-20 in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, Canada – at 9.30pm local time on Sunday night. However, after a two hour delay, organisers issued a statement cancelling the performance.
“Lil Uzi Vert will unfortunately not be able to perform tonight due to a lack of cooperation from Canada Customs,” it read. “All ticket buyers will promptly receive an email for the refund procedure. Thank you for moving with calm and respect.”
However, fans did not take the news well, with a portion of the crowd invading the stage. Videos captured by festival-goers show attendees on stage knocking over equipment and spraying what appears to be a fire extinguisher.
Another person present at the festival claims that Trippie Redd and Ski Mask The Slump God also cancelled their scheduled appearances earlier in the day.
Earlier this year Lana Del Rey referenced Lil Uzi Vert in her song ‘Happiness is a Butterfly’, namechecking the rapper’s breakthrough hit ‘XO TOUR Llif3’.
At the beginning of May, Lil Uzi Vert teamed up with Travis Scott and Kanye West for new single ‘Watch’. West’s verse on the song appears to speak about 2017 battle with opioid addiction, as well as his return from the ‘sunken place’.