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Lil Wayne might bail on Blink-182 tour, says the crowds are "not my swag"

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Blink-182 and Lil Wayne no doubt veer towards the pop end of their respective genres, but that doesn’t necessarily make them natural bedfellows. Fans of both acts wrinkled their brows at the recent announcement that they’d be embarking on a massive 38-date tour this summer, and it turns out the skepticism may have been warranted. Per XXL, Weezy bailed on Thursday’s set in Bristow, Virginia, taking a moment to apologize to the crowd and hint that he very well may be abandoning the tour, which is slated to run through mid-September.

“I just want the people to know, if you’re wondering, please forgive me, but I am so-not used to performing to a crowd...and there’s not too many...that’s not my swag,” he said. “I’m not sure how long I’m gonna be able to do this tour, but make some noise for Blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though. Let’s go.” See video below along with some tweets from those in attendance.

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An official statement is forthcoming, but things don’t look good. Remember when metal act Cold opened for Weezer back in 2001? No? Just us? Well, that didn’t work out, either. Anyways, at least Bristow fans got to hear “Mutt” that night.

UPDATE (12:44 P.M.): Lil Wayne has cleared up the situation via Twitter, saying that he “won’t be quitting” the tour, as he’s “having too much fun with my bros blink-182.” Who wouldn’t? Matt Skiba’s probably firing his pagan energy everywhere.

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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.