Chaos Breaks Out at Rapper Skate Maloley's NYC Concert: See the Disturbing Videos
Violence broke out during a Skate Maloley concert at New York’s Webster Hall Saturday night (Feb. 20), where the rapper’s fans are seen being assaulted by venue security in unsettling videos posted on social media.
Maloley claims that he and his team were attacked by security after they tried to help fans who were being assaulted by security with physical violence and taser guns. It remains unclear as to what triggered the frenzied scene.
My whole team got assaulted buy them and that's it. I'm just most sad and upset that yall had to expierence that. And also miss the show— Skate (@skatemaloley) February 21, 2016
“My whole team got assaulted buy them and that's it,” Maloley tweeted after the show. “I’m just most sad and upset that yall had to expierence that. And also miss the show.”
“Security has no right to assault me nor my family,” the rapper continued. “I will die for them. Once again I have nothing but love for every single NYC fan.”
They kicking me on the ground! Smh. After I try to save my fans from getting choked out. We stay blessed. https://t.co/7H14xSVzu3— Skate (@skatemaloley) February 21, 2016
On Sunday morning, Webster Hall posted the following statement on its Tumblr page. "Saturday’s incident is being fully investigated, as there are misreports about what took place. Webster Hall’s staff do NOT carry tasers and are not armed. They carry strobe flashlights. The safety of all guests is always our primary focus," the statement reads.
Billboard has reached out to the venue for further comment.
Maloley tweeted that he will return to New York "in the near future."
The unruly scene was documented by numerous concert-goers at the New York venue. See the clips below.
Rap singer, Skate Maloley, was physically assaulted after he tried stopping security from beating his fans. pic.twitter.com/GupwuayMHn— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 21, 2016
Disturbing footage of the rapper & his team being physically assaulted at the Webster Hall venue in New York City. pic.twitter.com/wBBk3Ni0Qd— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 21, 2016
Much respect to him for trying to stop the violence & hopefully everyone's okay. pic.twitter.com/YwHcD4gXA7— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 21, 2016