Pusha-T's Toronto Concert Cut Short After Brawl Erupts Onstage
A number of concert attendees broke news of the incident on social media.
The Pusha T show ended in maybe 20 mins after a bunch of fucking assholes rushed the stage throwing water and god knows what else. I have no idea what this was about, but fuck whoever thought *now* was the time to pull some shit like this. Fuck you.— Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) November 21, 2018
Crowd-shot video shows liquid being sprayed as the audience disperses, with a group of people rushing the stage as the beat to "M.F.T.R." is cut short by the DJ.
someone tried to attack pusha and there was a brawl after... he came back eventually to perform "don't like" and take subliminal shots at drake, but the cops were called and the show had to be cancelled... pic.twitter.com/ogyiBL2MDp— ray (@rayadamss) November 21, 2018
So my boy went to the Pusha T concert and 3 dudes tried to rush this man on stage and ended the show 😂 Toronto is Mawd pic.twitter.com/bqFTnm4lDz— Dhruv (@bhattman22) November 21, 2018
Pusha T jumped on stage in Toronto lool come for the king you best not miss pic.twitter.com/IUTaZKKiFb— َ (@_am34i) November 21, 2018
CP24 reports that emergency crews were called to the venue shortly after 10 p.m. local time. Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries following the incident. No arrests were made.
UPDATE (11/21, 9:30 a.m. EST): CTV reports that one person was stabbed and at least five others were injured in the onstage altercation. The stabbing victim reportedly made his own way to the hospital, according to police, and is now in critical condition. It's unclear if more people were injured because some attendees left the venue without being treated. You can learn about the stabbing here.
Pusha later took to Twitter to deny that he was the victim of the attack, pointing out that it was the attendee rushing the stage who received a beatdown from his security team.
Don't spread these lies!!! Thats not Pusha -T getting punished on stage...👀 https://t.co/NfLX1Genwc— King Push (@PUSHA_T) November 21, 2018
He also retweeted an account that described the incident as follows: "Some soft ass goons tried rushing the stage and they got MASH up by Pusha's security. I'm talking they got STOMPED."
Pusha reportedly then returned to the stage to perform "Infrared" — the song that ignited his infamous feud with Toronto rapper Drake.
Once Pusha returned to the stage, video captured his security guards standing side stage holding 2x4s.
Tonight's Toronto show was the lone Canadian date on Pusha-T's current fall tour. He released his DAYTONA LP earlier this year.
UPDATE (11/21, 1:30 p.m. EST): Live Nation has now postponed its show at Danforth Music Hall tonight, "due to an ongoing police investigation." Tonight actor/comedian Shaun Majumder was scheduled to perform at the venue, but that has now been postponed. All tickets will be honoured for new date of February 24.