Brawling fans got pepper sprayed at a Nicki Minaj concert in the Bay Area this weekend, forcing the sold-out show to end early.
There were a number of skirmishes during the concert, which took place at the Concord Pavilion outside of San Francisco. The tension boiled over later in the concert just below the stage, with a brawl breaking out that included punches and even chairs getting tossed.
One group of fans reportedly beat a female concertgoer, a witness tweeted.
“Still sad about the ratchet concert behavior last night,” the person wrote. “4 girls jumped this poor girl & she peed herself when they were beating her up.”
When the Brooklyn rapper saw the scuffle, she stopped the concert and tried to help.
“Stop, stop, stop. This girl that just got sprayed with mace in her face,” she was seen saying in a cell phone video, via the Mail Online. “Come here. Bring her over here. Come here, come here, quick.”
— Nicki Minaj News (@NickiReigns) August 15, 2015
— Jason Carter (@jacarterr) August 15, 2015
Security was eventually able to control the situation, but by that point Nicki halted her performance. A number of fans were treated for injuries, including pepper spray. A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a security guard.
“Aside from these few unfortunate events, the concert, and vast majority of the crowd, were not affected,” Lieutenant Tim Runyon said in a statement to ET.
Nicki later referenced the ugly incident on Instagram, saying fans were “more than turnT.”
The brawl that left fans pepper sprayed and going home early didn’t seem to get Nicki down. The next day she was back to posting on social media, talking about taking a day to unwind and showing a video of boyfriend Meek Mill staring as she popped her booty.
“I love how we spend our days off,” she wrote. “Cheers to everyone living their lives and not being pressed.”
The fans who ended up getting pepper sprayed at the concert likely lost out on a lot more than just their eyesight. Tickets for the rapper’s Pinkprint Tour are close to $200 for floor seats, with tickets to in-demand shows going for even more than that on the secondary market.
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