It was 3:30am when A$AP Rocky and his crew hit the SXSW stage in Austin, Texas, and things started to get out of hand between the performers and a drunken crowd.
"A brawl broke out between Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky and his crew against a drunken crowd at a Vice party around 3:30AM Sunday morning, ending the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, with a small eruption of violence for the second year in a row. The last of perhaps one too many A$AP Rocky gigs began with their usual antagonistic, punk rock-styled antics, including slam-dancing, stage-diving, crowd-surfing and spitting, during a late-night concert in a downtown warehouse venue. But all that intensity finally took a turn for the worst, as it did in 2011 when irate fans denied entry to a SXSW reunion concert by Toronto hard rock duo DFA1979 broke out into a riot."
It was then said that A$AP himself tried to talk the raucous crowd down when another spectator in the crowd hurled a beer can at him which added fuel to an already intense situation.
After more items were tossed on stage, A$AP had enough and jumped into the crowd, which resulted in physical confrontations.
"Despite angry yelling from both sides, Rocky tried to defuse the situation and seemed on the verge of pulling it off -- until someone threw another beer can at the rapper. At this point, Rocky warned against throwing anything onstage other than water or there would be consequences. When that was followed by more stuff being thrown, Rocky and his crew leapt into the crowd, fists flying. Most of the audience scrambled to get out of the way, but several men mixed it up with the rappers as a full-blown brawl ensued for several minutes. At least one audience person had a gash on his head from the fight. Eventually, security managed to clear the room and the police arrived to shut the party down". (Spinner)