Four people were injured, one of them seriously, after a fight broke out at a Pusha T concert at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on Tuesday night, according to the Toronto Star and other news reports.
All three were injured after a group of people in the audience rushed to the stage and fights broke out around 10 p.m .; They were sent to a local hospital with non-fatal injuries. Later in the evening, another man, apparently at the concert but not involved in the fight, arrived at the hospital with severe stabs, police confirmed to the newspaper. His state was not clear at the time of publication; The Toronto police did not provide more information when contacted by Variety.
Pusha T has been involved in a lengthy dispute with Drake, a Toronto native, which intensified dramatically earlier this year over several songs, one of which revealed that Drake has a child with model Sophie Brussaux, before that all parties agreed to calm down. . However, at a Pusha T concert last week, the words "F- Drake" were projected on a screen as it was presented, although Pusha later claimed that the screening was performed by a stage member without his prior knowledge.
The rapper and his crew presumably expected problems in Drake's hometown, and while the rapper acted, they understood.
Assistant Dhruv Bhatt told the star that the attackers began throwing beer at Pusha during the song, Pusha replied, and then the group rushed up to the stage.
"A couple of guys got noisy and threw a handful of beers. Almost 30 beers, "said Bhatt. "Pusha T got a little wet, but he was never really hit." Security then escorted the rapper to leave the stage and many people from the public left to find the street blocked by the police.
Pusha came back later and continued with the show. Early on Wednesday, he responded to reports in the media that he was attacked onstage when he tweeted: "Do not spread these lies! That's not Pusha T being punished on stage."
A representative of Pusha had no comments when contacted by Variety Wednesday morning.