Rapper of the moment A$AP Rocky’s last show of SXSW ended in Rocky and his crew brawling with the audience.
Spinner report [via Pitchfork] that Rocky’s performance at the Vice Kills Texas party around 3am Sunday morning – which already featured its fair share of stage-diving and slam-dancing – was interrupted by a member of A$AP having their do-rag snatched by a stage-diver. When the gig stopped for the crew to demand its return, a member of the crowd threw a can of beer, prompting an angry situation that Rocky tried to defuse. That is, until another can was thrown.
In Spinner‘s words, “Despite angry yelling from both sides, Rocky valiantly tried to defuse the situation and seemed on the verge of pulling it off — until someone threw another beer can at the rapper.
“At this point, Rocky warned against throwing anything onstage other than water or there would be consequences. When that was followed by more stuff being thrown, Rocky and his crew leapt into the crowd, fists flying.
“Most of the audience scrambled to get out of the way, but several men mixed it up with the rappers as a full-blown brawl ensued for several minutes. At least one audience person had a gash one his head from the fight. Eventually, security managed to clear the room and the police arrived to shut the party down.“
Alternatively, in the words of Rinse FM’s DJ Oneman, the situation was simply “cray”.
Update: Samuel Monge on the FACT Facebook page linked us to the following fan footage: