There was a riot going on at one of Migos’ concerts, and the group is to blame, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
The hip-hop trio is being sued over a March 2015 concert in Albany, New York, where, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap, a riot ensued and concertgoers were “stabbed, robbed, beaten, severely harmed and injured as the defendants continued to incite a select group of individuals to continue the onslaught of attacks, assaults and destruction of the premises.”
The suit, filed by the venue, goes on to state, “Despite the severity of the incident the defendants were seen laughing and egging the crowd on as metal gates were ripped from the ground and thrown into the crowd.”
According to the suit, the night got off to a bad start when Migos failed to attend a meet-and-greet for fans who paid to attend it, leaving the fans “extremely disappointed and angered.”
The concert was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m., the suit says, though Migos didn’t arrive “until close to midnight,” with an entourage that “appeared intoxicated, wreaked [sic] of marijuana, and reportedly under the influence of other controlled substances.”
During the performance, Migos “encouraged fans to fight, ‘give them hell’ and kick ass,” the complaint states.
The suit adds that “rather than attempting to dissuade the crowd from fighting Migos and/or their agents, servants and employees were heard encouraging, cheering and inciting the patrons to fight.”
TheWrap has reached out to Migos’ publicist for comment on the lawsuit.
According to the suit, the fight and subsequent negative publicity caused the venue to lose its liquor license and cancel several shows and events.
Alleging negligence/gross negligence and recklessness, the suit seeks unspecified damages.
In a separate suit, a concertgoer is suing the venue and Migos, saying he was “attacked and assaulted” and “sustained serious permanent personal injuries.”
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.