‘Never going to Riyadh again?' Lil Wayne tweets & deletes mysterious angry rant
“Never going to Riyadh again!!!” Lil Wayne tweeted shortly after his appearance at a concert at Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia, where he was one of the headliners on Saturday, along with fellow rappers Tyga and Future.
When you’ve won the mandate for the international leg of the Saudi Aramco IPO. pic.twitter.com/Mcu1DuBwDK— David Sheppard (@OilSheppard) December 1, 2019
It immediately caught the eye of his fans, especially since his previous tweet just ahead of the gig emphasized how he couldn’t wait to see Riyadh. The tweet was up for several hours, yet the rapper ultimately deleted it, facing a tsunami of questions and mockery.
Maybe if lil wayne brought a bone-saw with him to saudi things would have went smoother pic.twitter.com/zHY60ADWdX— Mikeford “Marilyn Von Mole” Biziths (@itsmikebivins) December 1, 2019
It was the first time ever Lil Wayne performed in Saudi Arabia, and the experience apparently wasn’t too pleasant for him. While the concert itself seemed great, afterwards the rapper reportedly had troubles with the law. No official word was issued on what exactly happened, but the unconfirmed reports suggest that either Lil Wayne, his manager – or both – got briefly detained over drug possession.
Drugs are not allowed in Saudia Arabia and I am sure that our guys informed you before, and you thought that we are kidding,so shut up and go back to your home .— GASSAN (@gassan_z) December 1, 2019
Several Saudi officials weighed in on the controversy, implicitly backing the reports. They reminded the rapper that their country has harsh drug laws, stating that he should’ve listened to his team’s warnings.
Im sure they have informed you, drugs are not allowed here. But you though we are in desert, who will know !!— نواف العصيمي (@NawafOsaimi) December 1, 2019
Saudi Arabia has indeed very strict drug laws – mere personal usage of marijuana can land one in jail for several months or can even be punished by public whipping. Drug dealing, meanwhile, can ultimately result in a death sentence.
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