Memphis-based rapper Moneybagg Yo faced an unexpected turn of events during his recent performance at Detroit’s Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre. The concert, slated for Sunday, August 20, took an abrupt halt as local Fire Marshalls intervened, citing crowd control issues stemming from over-capacity concerns.
Initially scheduled to take the stage in front of his enthusiastic fans, the rapper found his performance disrupted by the intervention of local authorities. The incident unfolded at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, a venue known for hosting lively events. Despite having a maximum capacity of approximately 6,000 attendees, the concert had attracted a larger crowd, prompting the authorities’ intervention.
Fire Marshall’s really shut down the concert right when @MoneyBaggYo started !— ✨ (@ayyeantoinette) August 21, 2023
A video capturing the scene, shared by Akademiks, showcases the disappointment of the massive crowd as news of the concert’s cancellation spread. On social media platform Twitter, Moneybagg Yo himself expressed his frustration, using a hand slap to the face emoji to convey his sentiments about the situation.
In response to the incident, the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre released a statement underscoring their commitment to the safety of their concert-goers. They clarified that the venue had been rented by IBGM promotions for the Moneybagg Yo Larger than Life tour. However, the unforeseen turn of events caused by crowd control challenges led to the curtailment of the show’s duration.
The statement read, “The safety of our concertgoers is our first priority,” the venue, which has a capacity of around 6,000. On Sunday, August 20, IBGM promotions hosted and rented the facility for the Moneybagg Yo Larger than Life tour, however due to circumstances beyond our control the length of the show was impacted by crowd control issues.”
“While it is our goal to provide an enjoyable experience for those who attend events at the venue, we will always put safety first, and abide by the regulations set in place by the City of Detroit.”