The hip-hop star, formerly known as Lil Boosie, had been booked to perform at the 2nd Annual Spring Fest at the Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie on Saturday (01Apr17), but before he had even arrived for the gig, bullets rang out at the venue, prompting the event to be shut down.

According to local news station NBC12, further gunshots were heard in the parking lot as police raced to the area to investigate.

Two people were hospitalised with non-life-threatening injuries, but cops have yet to make any arrests.

Boosie, who is currently on parole after previously serving time for drug and gun charges, took to Instagram in the early hours of Sunday (02Apr17) to vent about the violence in a brief video, admitting he was "kind of p**sed off" not to be able to perform for fans.

In the accompanying caption, he also insisted the disruption had nothing to do with him.

"Dam Dinwiddie that's f**ked up I was ready...," he wrote. "my heart n prayers go out to the victims of last night stop blaming me for this craziness (sic)".

It's not the first time a Boosie event has been marred by gun violence. One man was shot dead and four others injured at the scene of the rapper's music video shoot in Jacksonville, Florida in February (17), although it was not clear if the MC was present during the dispute.