The private show of male pop singer The Weeknd was canceled last Friday night, just a few moments before starting. The cause of the cancellation was due to a fiasco that happened around the venue, Page Six reported.

The Weeknd was supposed to perform in a private show in downtown Los Angeles but encountered certain issues before the party-themed event. The report said that there had been problems with permits, urging fire marshalls to end the pre-show events and cancel the actual show.

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He was scheduled to perform at the 20th-anniversary celebration of Grey Goose, a global vodka distiller and distributor. It is a company that produces high-end vodka and distributes it worldwide.

Representatives from Grey Goose told Page Six that there had been “unforeseen production issues.” They added, “The Weeknd will be back with the company soon, bigger and better!”

People dismayed

Before the show, hundreds of fans lined up in the venue and waited for the event to start. It was supposed to be held inside the Werkartz Warehouse in Los Angeles if the organizers had dealt with the issues at a much earlier time. The people were asked to leave after the announcement that the show was canceled, Page Six added.

There were reportedly emails sent to those who signed up for the event, informing them about the cancellation. However, the emails were sent just 30 minutes before the start of the show. They mentioned “production issues” as the cause.

Because of these last-minute change of plans, some were left dismayed by the situation.

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One guest even allegedly blurted out derogatory comments about the show.

Twitter user Mando posted that they had been waiting in the area for hours until there were around 30 girls, dressed up for the night, who came in an Uber car. Onlookers also told Page Six that staff members were bringing some Grey Goose crates out of the building. The Weeknd’s private affair was supposed to start at 8:30 p.m., but at this moment, concert staff was already loading the equipment back into the trucks.

The Weeknd at the VMAs

The “Starboy” singer earned nominations at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. He was nominated for "Artist of the Year" category. His song "Reminder" received four nods, such as "Video of the Year," "Best Art Direction," "Best Editing," and "Best Direction."

The singer is expected to attend the 2017 MTV VMAs at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The annual show will be aired live today, August 27.