Polow Da Don's Thanksgiving Carnival with Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Lloyd, Ludacris, Keri Hilson, & Chris Brown
Started the day off with the Ludacris Foundation Unloading trucks and packing bags then it was time for the carnival and concert at . Greenbriar Mall, Atlanta's oldest enclosed shopping center, was host to super-producer Polow da Don's Annual Zone 4 Inc. & Foundation F.O.C.U.S. Thanksgiving Carnival, marking it the largest outdoor event that the shopping center has hosted in twelve years. Despite the early afternoon storms, the rain was no threat to the massive crowd, exceeding five-thousand, that showed up for the positive cause. Ludacris and Big Boi were event hosts to chart-topping performers Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Lloyd and surprise guests Bow Wow, Gucci Mane, Sean Garrett, and Waka Flocka Flame. Community and retail supporters included The Ludacris Foundation, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Councilman Kwanza Hall, DJ Greg Street of WVEE 103.3FM, Chick-fil-A and Foot Locker.
Deemed a COMMUNITY ICON by Greenbriar Mall management during the Greenbriar Mall 45th Anniversary Celebration for his significant contributions to the Southwest Atlanta Community, Polow da Don's non-profit organization generously gave community dwellers 1,000 Turkeys, awarded one lucky family housing payments for one year, provided free carnival rides with cotton candy and popcorn, and capped off the evening with a nine-minute-long fireworks display.
"We are so glad that Greenbriar Mall has been able to serve in the SW Atlanta community for forty-five years, not only as a retail provider, but as a vessel for positivity in the community", says Greenbriar Mall Marketing Director Gwendolyn Motley. "We are honored that Polow da Don and Foundation F.O.C.U.S. have chosen our mall as a platform to give back."
A riot broke out a show in Waco, Texas on Saturday night (November 20th), after popular Baton Rogue, Louisiana rapper Webbie skipped a show, resulting in the injury of two police officers.
Webbie was slated to perform at The Ranch last weekend, but never showed up for the date. Promoters announced the cancelation around 2:00am, just before the venue was supposed to close.
According to eye-witness reports, promoters told the crowd that Webbie's brother had called and told them the rapper had overdosed on pills and was in Temple Hospital in Waco.
The announcement infuriated fans inside the venue and others, who were still waiting outside in hopes of gaining entrance to see Webbie, who is known for hit singles like "Gimme Dat" "Bad B**ch" "Swerve" "Like That" and "Independent."
Over 25 people began fighting, turning over tables and shooting in the air, causing the crowd to scurry for cover.
Waco's entire police department was called to the scene and had to throw tear gas into The Ranch in order to disperse the unruly crowd.
A 20-year-old man was charged with assault and resisting arrest when officers attempted to subdue the man. One officer sustained a broken rib, while the other sprained his wrist in the fracas.
The promoter for the failed event claims Webbie offered to come back and host a free show for fans in Waco, Texas.
Webbie and his incarcerated partner Lil Boosie have a well documented history of missing shows for various reasons.
The pair were the subjects of several multi-million dollar lawsuits from 2007-2009, including one for $1 million over a failed show in Baltimore.