Migos caught in lawsuit over 2015 concert chaos
The 'Bad and Boujee' rap stars sued for allegedly inciting riot at concert where audience members were stabbed
Atlanta-based MCs Migos are being sued for what plaintiff say was the inciting of a riot at a concert in Albany, N.Y., that resulted in some attendees being stabbed in 2015. The lawsuit was filed by parent company of the venue, identified as the Washington Avenue Armory.
According to the lawsuit, TMZ reports that Migos allegedly showed up hours late to their show, which incited anger and agitated the crowd. The suit also claims that once the trio arrived to the venue, they carried the strong odor weed and alcohol with them.
The venue owners also complain that they three rappers skipped out on a meet-and-greet that some fans paid extra money to attend.
But when it comes down to the brawl that ensued, the lawsuit accuses group members Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset of “encouraging, cheering and inciting the patrons to fight.”
The venue owners claim that Migos “caused patrons to be stabbed, robbed, beaten, severely harmed, and injured …” due to their instigating.
They also say that during the melee, the three could be seen “laughing and egging the crowd on as metal gates were ripped from the ground and thrown into the crowd.”
The suit depicts the group as having a history of bad conduct, and a reputation for violence and criminal activity.
However, personally, Offset has had his own rumor mill swirling from a possible breakup to speculated pregnancy with fiancee and record-breaking rap superstar Cardi B. Additionally, some lyrics from the rapper’s verse on a new song were interpreted to be homophobic and caused a bit of a stir for some time. Offset has since apologized and explained his reasoning for his questioned usage of the term “queer.”
The group has yet to release a statement in response to the lawsuit’s allegations.