Lil Wayne was performing at the Philipp Plein show during Milan Fashion Week in Italy, but things didn’t seem to go too well for the hip hop artist.
The 33-year-old rapper appeared to get testy when the audience didn’t respond to his performance and ended up throwing his microphone in the air before walking off stage on Saturday, as TMZ reported.
Lil Wayne’s sudden departure came after he urged the audience to raise their hands and participate, but only a handful actually did.
Communication breakdown? Lil Wayne (pictured December 18, 2015) threw his mic and walked off stage during a performance in Milan on Saturday when the mellow audience failed to get participate in the show
In a video posted to the news website, Lil Wayne is seen rapping to music beside a conductor in white tie and tuxedo.
‘Put your hands up,’ Lil Wayne tells the audience, adding with emphasis: ‘Put your **** hands up.’
Acting almost incredulous, the rapper shouts into his mic: ‘Is this what you want me to do? You serious?’
‘Put your hands up’: The 33-year-old rapper (pictured last October) was performing at the Philipp Plein show during Milan Fashion Week and got angry when everyone in the audience wouldn’t up their hands
Lil Wayne was wearing dark shades, a charcoal-grey knit beanie and white long-sleeved T-shirt, white-patterned blue trousers with red high-tops.
It may have been a difficulty in communication due to the differences in languages, or perhaps the majority of people watching weren’t fans.
One thing was clear, as TMZ pointed out, Lil Wayne was not pleased.
Lil Wayne stopped rapping, threw his microphone away and walked off the stage.
Legal woes: The Louisiana-born star – real name Dwayne Carter Jr. – has been plagued with legal issues both past and present; Lil Wayne was pictured on August 13, 2015
The Louisiana-born star – real name Dwayne Carter Jr. – has been plagued with legal issues both past and present.
In December 2015, Lil Wayne was slapped with a new lawsuit from his former lawyers over alleged unpaid invoices, according to Contactmusic.com.
The rapper had hired Michael Kramer to represent him in a slew of legal troubles – including a case against his mentor Bryan ‘Baby’ Williams and his label, Cash Money Records, over $51 million he said he was owed in unpaid fees.
Lil Wayne had agreed to pay Kramer a $20,000 retainer in 2013 and cover his fees with monthly bills, but he never coughed up the money.
Kramer dropped Wayne as a client last September as a result of the non-payment issues. ‘(Kramer) made numerous attempts to resolve the dispute amicably. These attempts were ultimately unsuccessful.’