Migos sued twice for encouraging violent riot at 2015 show
Migos, the rap group behind last year’s No. 1 “Bad and Boujee,” was sued twice Monday for allegedly inciting a violent riot at a 2015 concert in Albany.
The suits were filed in New York Supreme Court by the parent company of the show’s venue, the Albany Basketball and Sports Corporation (ABSC), and show attendee Sharome Ross.
The ABSC claims the Atlanta-based trio laughed and “egged the crowd” at the Washington Avenue Armory on as patrons tore metal gates from the ground and threw them into the audience, according to online records.
The suit alleges Quavo, Takeoff and Offset urged fans — and members of their own entourage — to fight during their performance and yelled, “give them hell and “kick a–” as concertgoers were “stabbed, robbed, beaten, severely harmed and inured.”
At the time, TMZ reported six stabbings at the show, all with non-life threatening injuries.
The company also claims the Grammy-nominated trio was contractually obligated to arrive early for a meet-and-greet, but instead showed up three hours after the show was set to begin, apparently drunk and smelling of marijuana.
In the suit, ABSC says the Migos-instigated brawl cost the venue its liquor license and significant income, as it was forced to cancel several shows and events.
Meanwhile, concertgoer Ross claimed in a separate lawsuit first obtained by The Alt that he was “attacked and assaulted” by his fellow attendees, and sustained “serious permanent personal injuries” to his face, head, shoulder and body due to the band’s negligence.
He alleged the group should have known better than to rile up its “belligerent” fan base.
Ross also named the venue operator as a defendant, saying in the suit the company was serving drinks to patrons who already appeared to be drunk or high.
The ABSC lists Migos and its touring company as defendants, and is seeking unspecified damages, as well as money to cover costs, disbursements and attorney’s fees. Ross lists Migos and its touring company, as well as ABSC, as defendants, and is seeking the same.
Reps for Migos did not immediately return a request for comment.