It ain't safe
Albany Basketball & Sports Corporation, owners of the Washington Avenue Armory, is suing Migos for “encouraging, cheering and inciting the patrons to fight” during a performance which took place about three years ago. The concert in question took place in Albany, New York and resulted in numerous concertgoers getting harmed.
Three Years Ago…
Just within NY’s statue of limitations for filing personal injury and property damage claims, the suit is the result of a March 2015 concert gone terribly wrong. Quavo, Takeoff and Offset allegedly agitated fans by arriving late (with a crew “that appeared intoxicated, wreaked of marijuana and reportedly under the influence of other controlled substances”) and under the influence of weed and alcohol themselves.
The documents insinuate that had the trio not prompted fans to “fight, ‘give them hell’ and kick a**,” there would have been no violence. As the suit — which is seeking damages for a yet-to-be-revealed amount — puts it, the “riot” started by the rap group “caused patrons to be 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 allegations also state that Migos skipped out on a meet-and-greet, which fans paid for prior to attending the show. The meet-and-greet supposedly started 9 p.m. but the group arrived hours later. Aside from being late, the rappers’ behavior was found to be unacceptable.
“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,” the paperwork goes on.
Though the amount is undisclosed, it is assumably six figures or more. The company’s leaders allege that the fiasco lead the venue to lose its liquor license and acquire bills for canceled shows and fixing property damage alongside garnering tons of bad publicity.
Fights on Fights
There’s no question that all three of the Migos members are not strangers to physical altercations. Less than six months ago, XXXTenacion accused them of jumping him. The “17” artist wasted no time telling the public what happened in a series of Snapchat posts “before [fans] hear it from anybody else.” He said that not only did the Atlanta natives jump him, but they also pulled a gun on him.
“How you have fire and ain’t shoot me? After all that s**t I been talkin’, how the f**k you ain’t shoot me? Y’all ni**as pu**y as f**k,” X said in the rant. “Y’all rap ni**as be rapping ’bout killing ni**as and shooting ni**as and this and that… But you caught me outside a hotel and ain’t shoot s**t boy.”
Afterwards, X deleted all of his Instagram posts, leaving only a video of what he claims is Takeoff walking away from the fight and a picture of Offset’s fiancée, Cardi B. “Just letting u kno rn bae… i dont got no pressure witchu… i bump bodak orange when I shower… i love u,” he wrote alongside Cardi’s photo.
Not only did the Georgia natives not respond to XXXTenacion allegations, they also have not responded to Albany Basketball & Sports Corporation’s lawsuit. As a unit, Migos usually stays pretty quiet about these types of things, so future news regarding the suit will most likely come from an anonymous source. Still, keep an eye out for updates.
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