"My people thanks for the messages Im good, ill be back in no time"
BBC’s 1Xtra Live took place in Birmingham last night (October 5) but was forced to stop midway through after Krept of rap duo Krept & Konan was attacked, it is being reported.
However, after a performance by AJ Tracey organisers announced that the show was unable to continue, before asking the audience to evacuate the arena.
The Radio 1 Press Office later issued a statement. “Following an isolated serious incident, we have had to stop 1Xtra Live in Birmingham,” they said. “We are co-operating fully with the police to establish what has happened.”
According to West Midlands police, they were alerted to an assault which took place in the backstage area at 10pm.
“It’s understood that a man sustained a slash wound during the assault,” they said in a statement shared online. “He was treated by on site medical staff and did not require hospital treatment.”
The BBC reports that the man attacked was Krept (real name Casyo Johnson), one half of Krept & Konan.
Krept’s manager Docta Cosmic and his rhyme partner Konan both tweeted last night, saying: “Bro’s good.”
Konan has since broken his silence about the incident, tweeting: “My people thanks for the messages Im good, ill be back in no time. God was with me trust me. Cant keep a good man down”
West Midlands Police has asked anyone with information to “contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at http://west-midlands.police.uk 8am – midnight, or call 101 anytime.”
The Radio 1 Press Office issued an apology to concert-goers, saying: “We’re sorry to everyone who attended 1Xtra Live in Birmingham for the early finish, however the health and safety of everyone involved is always our top priority.
“We are upset and saddened that something like this should happen to a guest at one of our events and we remain in close contact and continue to offer our full support.”
NME have reached out to the Radio 1 Press Office for more information.