The past few months have seen a lot of international artists visiting Saudi Arabia as it is working on growing its tourism and entertainment sectors and- up until recently – it has been an absolute success.
However, Lil Wayne, who performed in Riyadh, this weekend, had a bit of a run-in with the law after his concert
Weezy was in Ad Diriyah for Diriyah Music Festival, along with other big names including Tyga & Future, when he was allegedly almost arrested for drug-related charges.
Saudi Arabia, famously, has a very strict no-drugs policy and nobody is written to be above this law. And when the rapper was found in possession of marijuana, there was trouble.
Although the rapper has since left the country, he was very upset about what happened – which explains the tweets that have been going viral.
I just want to know what happened to Lil Wayne in Riyadh pic.twitter.com/00lyf0MhyV
— Murshid (@MurshHabib) December 1, 2019
Although he has since deleted the latter of the two tweets, Twitter has a lot to say
Many were pointing out to him that he should have respected the law of the country he was visiting.
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
While others had a LOT of memes to share
— half&half (@Mo898He) December 1, 2019
KSA: No Weed 🚫
Lil Wayne WEEZY F:
Never going to Riyadh again!!! pic.twitter.com/r9mE8pain0
— منال 🎥🎬🎻🍿 (@im2n2li) December 1, 2019
All in all, people really enjoyed the concert
I’ll tell you….
His concert was a mind blowing and he said that on the concert, but when he’s leaving riyadh the customs in the airport stop his manager for having drugs… and after 4 hours of conversations from the concert organisers to the police, they let him go pic.twitter.com/QcZVLy3o4b
— malik Sauna (@AlmadFer) December 1, 2019