An “intoxicated” fan was charged after he ran onstage and chased after Beyonce and Jay-Z throughout the music duo’s “On The Run II” tour cease in Atlanta, police stated Sunday.
Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell, 26, was charged with easy battery after inciting chaos on the finish of the couple’s live performance Saturday night time at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender stated. Movies from concertgoers confirmed Maxwell leaping onstage as Beyonce and Jay-Z had been strolling off. The backup dancers appeared confused till the person began working towards the again of the stage.
Bender stated Maxwell managed to make contact with Jay-Z, however he was shortly stopped by safety individuals and backup dancers with the rapper.
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The “On The Run II” tour workforce launched a press release early Sunday saying the an “intoxicated male entered the stage.”
“At this level we had a managed evacuation of all crew on the stage as a way to safely diffuse the scenario,” the assertion learn, including that the Carters are selecting to not press prices in opposition to the drunken fan.
Maxwell wasn’t as fortunate with Atlanta police, who initially issued a quotation in opposition to Maxwell for disorderly conduct earlier than releasing him. Bender stated the extra cost was later added on.
Maxwell was handled for minor accidents. Nobody else was injured.
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed on Instagram the couple had been “advantageous.” Beyonce and Jay-Z carried out on the identical venue Sunday night time earlier than heading to Orlando, Fla., for his or her subsequent tour cease.
The Related Press contributed to this report.