Watch Run the Jewels Get Attacked Onstage at SXSW

Killer Mike and El-P of Run The Jewels
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Killer Mike and El-P of Run The Jewels perform at Dundas Square for North By Northeast (NXNE) 2014 on June 22, 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

The rap super-duo Run the Jewels was attacked onstage Monday during a performance at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, briefly interrupting their set at the Spotify house event.  

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It's not clear what exactly happened or why, but mid-set an unidentified man came onstage and approached the pair, attempting to take a swing at El-P. His partner, Killer Mike, spotted the would-be assailant and intercepted him, while the band's crew members intervened and got him out of there, Radio.com reports. 

Run the Jewels then continued on with their set. 

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An audience member caught video of the episode and posted it to Instagram:

Another video shows the same assailant then fighting with fans in the audience before what appears to be a security guard knocks him down with a punch to the face:

El-P and Killer Mike seemed to laugh it off afterwards. One audience member tweeted, quoting them jokingly calling the intruder a "F---boy" onstage. 

On Twitter, El-P apologized for the "the brief interruption" and thanked their team for handling the situation:


Don't fuck with @RUNTHEJEWELS #ForRealTho #TheSpotifyHouse #SXSW #WeLive #SpotifyHouse

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Go to sleep trying to Run Them Jewels! #SXSW #RunTheJewels #CashThat #SpotifyHouse

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