Atlanta police say rapper Boosie Badazz and several of his “associates” are accused of damaging property during a hip-hop concert early Saturday at State Farm Arena.
The rapper, whose real name is Torrence Hatch Jr., ran onto the main stage during an event and “began damaging items that belonged to his production company,” Atlanta police said Saturday in a statement. The incident occurred during the “Legendz of the Streetz” show held Friday night, which featured popular artists 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Lil’ Kim and Gucci Mane.
Officers were called to the arena about 12:40 a.m. after receiving a call about damaged property on stage, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After the initial damage to the set, Hatch, who formerly performed under the name Lil Boosie, left the stage with several others before allegedly destroying additional property belonging to the arena, he said.
According to TMZ, Hatch performed for all of two minutes before a massive fight broke out on stage, bringing an abrupt end to the show. The entertainment outlet reported that the brawl began when someone came down from a DJ booth and threw punches at another man on stage.
No injuries were reported, but Grant said production equipment and gear belonging to State Farm Area were destroyed, along with several tables and tents. Police said Saturday afternoon that it’s still early in the investigation and that no charges have been filed against anyone involved.
The investigation is ongoing, authorities said.
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