London’s The O2 are “reviewing security procedures” after Wizkid fans broke into the Nigerian star’s show at the venue last night.
Ahead of the show – one of three gigs he is playing at the venue over the next week – footage on social media shows crowds surging through a security checkpoint without tickets.
A venue spokesperson said: “This evening, a breach of the security cordon on the arena entrance occurred and as a result, a number of fans in the queue were able to enter the venue. The situation was quickly contained by staff and the incident resolved.
“The venue is reviewing security procedures for the remaining shows this week and advises fans to arrive early for security checks tomorrow night and again on Wednesday.”
See footage of fans breaking into last night’s show below:
— AD🥇 (@98Toks) November 28, 2021
I’m so confused. Why are they going on like Wizkid has never performed in London before 😦🥴 pic.twitter.com/7X6R8RVzNi
— GM (@GM____X) November 28, 2021
People are literally breaking in to see Wizkid at the London o2 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/kE8sypphWt
— Represent London (@RepresentLondon) November 28, 2021
Following the show, many on social media are comparing the scenes at the Wizkid gig to the Astroworld tragedy in Houston, Texas earlier this month (November 5), where fans without tickets breaking into Travis Scott’s festival led to a crowd crush that killed ten people.
“People without tickets rushing in to the O2 like Astroworld wasn’t a couple weeks ago..? Y’all too weird for me,” one wrote on Twitter.
People without tickets rushing in to the O2 like Astroworld wasn’t a couple weeks ago..? Y’all too weird for me.
— Elektra Abundance-Evangelista (@Natalie_Ruvimbo) November 28, 2021
Another added: It would seem people rushing the doors at the Wizkid concert learnt nothing from Astroworld.”
people breaking into the wizkid concert like the astroworld incident didn’t just happen..
— xanaan (@xanaan__) November 28, 2021
Wizkid is set to play two more shows at The O2 this week. He will return to the venue tonight (November 29) before playing again on Wednesday (December 1).