On June 25th, 2022, Rod Wave, famous for his hit single “Heart on Ice” was performing in the Crown Complex in Fayetteville, North Carolina when a fight broke out in the audience.
The fight quickly went from an isolated incident to an all-out brawl involving several people by the time the camera started rolling. Here’s the video:
According to sources present at the concert, the fight began when a woman was jumped by several different women. This angered her boyfriend who started throwing punches at a couple of the ladies.
One of the ladies ends up getting knocked unconscious during the brawl before security arrives. Her angry friends ended up getting involved in the fight as well. None of the individuals in the video have been named by the media.
What’s even more surprising is the following night, June 26th, 2022 when Rod Wave was performing at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, another brawl broke out before the show even began.
This particular brawl included more men than women but still ends with security breaking it up. It is unclear if anyone was injured in the incident.
Check out a video of the incident below, you can hear whoever is on stage calling for security in the microphone in the background.
There is no explanation as to why this fight broke out nor is there any information on who the perpetrators were.
Assumably everyone was alright (although it’s hard to see the state of the fighters on the ground in this particular video).
Security reports that those in the fight were removed from the concert and were not allowed to return.
In response to the two videos, the community has called for a change in the community that attends these concerts.
Many, including the L3 Brand, have said that they “have to do better” if they want to continue enjoying concerts without having to worry about being a victim of violence.
It’s hard to say if these two incidents will lead to the type of change the community needs but combined with the Travis Scott incident last year, the violence at concerts is out of control.
People all over have become scared to attend these events for the fear of being faced with violence.
There is no information on Rod Wave’s Twitter regarding the incidents. His Soul Fly tour continues with a performance on July 2nd at the Summer Slam in Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan.