A$AP Rocky was attacked early Sunday morning, while performing at a show in Los Angeles. According to TMZ, A$AP was performing alongside Kendrick Lamar, the show’s headliner, who was also celebrating his birthday.
Eyewitnesses at the concert say that A$AP was jumped by an unidentified man after making his way offstage. Drawing the attention of the venue’s security, A$AP remained in the thick of the fight, even as things got broken. TMZ reports that LAPD arrived on the scene around 1:57 A.M. PST, but by that time, the man who attacked A$AP was nowhere to be found.
In the video clip above, Lamar can be seen performing near his TDE security while A$AP, wearing a white shirt, can be seen heading into the crowd. Things get blurry at the moment of the initial attack, but A$AP can clearly be seen pushing someone off of him. At the 50 second mark, a flashlight is aimed in the rapper’s general direction, and he can be seen trying to make his way out of the crowd.
At this point, Lamar’s performance has stopped, and the confused murmurs of the crowd take over. At the 1:15 mark, A$AP is rushed near the camera recording the fight by his security. The rapper has yet to comment on the incident.
As it seems, A$AP (born Rakim Meyers) avoided any injuries during the incident, and will be in attendance at the 2017 BET Awards, which will air tonight at 8:30 P.M. Eastern. According to Hollywood Life, A$AP had plans to brings his unofficial girlfriend Kendall Jenner along as well. “ASAP is hoping to take Kendall with him to the BET Awards this weekend,” claims an insider, “He is both excited and nervous about performing at the big award show simply because, with so many big names in the audience, this appearance in front of his peers means a lot to him. Kendall gives him the extra boost of swagger to make the appearance fire so he is hoping she will be able to be by his side. He is proud and happy to be with Kendall and wants to show off his supermodel girlfriend to the world.”
This is the second major attack on a hip-hop figure in the past few days. On Friday, rapper and songwriter Safaree Samuels claimed he was attacked by Meek Mill and his crew. Video footage surfaced of the attack, and Samuels himself posted a video where he recounted what happened. As reported by TMZ, however, Mill denies any involvement with the men who can be seen chasing Samuels down the street.