Rapper Lil Baby's Birmingham concert ends abruptly after entourage opens fire backstage, leaves one injured
Lil Baby's concert in Birmingham, Alabama, ended in hysteria on March 8 night after a gunfire broke out on the side of the stage, leaving the audience and the rapper running for cover. One person was injured in the shootout.
Dominique Armani Jones, professionally known as Lil Baby, was halfway through a performance of 'My Dawg' off his 2017 studio album 'Harder Than Harder: Gangsta Grillz' when the rapper abruptly ended his performance and ran for safety. According to concert-goers, an altercation broke out between promoters and entourage members backstage at the Bill Harris Arena and eventually spilled over to the stage as the fight got heated and led to the shooting. Multiple members of the audience screamed and dropped to the floor while others ran out of the building for safety, AL.com reported.
In a video shared on YouTube by a Lil Baby fan, the altercation took place between the side of the stage and the backstage area. Several people were scampering to the exit while the fight was still ongoing. Upon realizing what was happening Lil Baby made a swift exit and so did the crowd. In another video shared on The Hollywood Reporter, we see two men running backstage before the rapper left the stage.
According to reports, police answered a signal indicating that all possible help was needed and they quickly cleared the arena as well as the surrounding area, as the Lil Baby concert was stopped. "More officers responded to the scene and order was restored without further incident," Sgt. Rod Mauldin stated.
A person was apparently shot with "life-threatening" injuries during the incident and was rushed to UAB Hospital for treatment. "The victim's condition has since been updated to stable," Mauldin stated. Apart from this person, no concert patron or citizen received any injuries in the general vicinity of the Bill Harris arena. No one was taken into custody as of Sunday afternoon.