Once again, the annual Twin Cities Hip Hop Awards at First Avenue turned violent -- this time on stage! Our pal @C_Rocka re-tweeted a blog post by @FranzDiego of Illuminous 3 detailing the events that went down Friday night.
Apparently, while the host was stalling for time before Illuminous 3 went on, a random guy somehow got on stage and started spouting off on the microphone. The host lost his cool after trying to get the guy off the stage and the two started fighting, causing numerous people to rush the stage.
Event promoter Larry Lucio Jr. of Amplified Life says via his blog "When I saw some dude pick up a bar stool and whip it at my head for NO APPARENT REASON, I knew this was way beyond a man-to-man fight. People were taking the opportunity to act a fool. Luckily I dodged the bar stool like George Bush dodged that shoe" (LOL!) He goes on to say "I hope someone did film it so we can see how that situation escalated, from a simple bit of arguing, to a full fleged BRAWL… on the stage… at Historic First Avenue."
If anyone witnessed this or has any pictures or videos send them to us, or post in the comment section below!
UPDATE: Seasoned music critic Chris Riemenschneider blogs about the incident on the Strib's site. Interesting chatter going on in the comments. We have to agree with C.R. -- the reason the event hasn't gotten a lot of major media buzz is that it's badly promoted (at least to the media).
UPDATE: We have video courtesy of Pete Mac at First Ave:
Submitted by @letoilemagazine