Lil’ Wayne, aka Dwayne Carter, was supposed to perform at "Fashion Rocks" but bolted when he found out he’d have to pass through security.
"When Lil’ Wayne showed up to perform in the show – and he showed up on time – he was carrying a bag and refused, point blank, to go through security," a senior production person told The New York Post.
"Everyone else – including Rihanna, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Kid Rock – went through security, and we couldn’t make an exception. He’s obviously not a Boy Scout and has a history with drugs and guns.
"But he wouldn’t budge and refused to have his bag searched or have a security wand passed over him," the source said.
"Then he started getting abusive: ‘I don’t need your [bleeping] show – I’m leaving if you make me do this.’ So he had to leave, I mean, who knows what was in that bag?"
The rapper than left in a car the event had paid for. The producers soon got frantic calls from Wayne’s management and label and that LW had had a change of heart and was ready to perform.
He then was re-skedded to go on at 7 PM. But by 930 he still hadn’t showed so the producers just pulled the plug.
Lil’ Wayne’s handlers did not respond to queries from media.