A$AP Rocky
via Michael Custodio / BallerStatus.com

A$AP Mob threw its annual Yams Day concert in the Bronx on Thursday (Jan. 18), and it ended in violence.

According to reports, the event was around two hours in, when a fight broke out somewhere in the venue while A$AP Rocky was on stage.

It got so out of control, that there was a stampede, resulting in the cancelation of the show at New York Expo Center.

Here’s what one concertgoer told the New York Daily News: “It was super packed and we couldn’t tell what was happening,” said 23-year-old Anthony Bell. “You could hear there was a fight, and it definitely sounded like there were gunshots.”

“Everybody started running, and then it calmed down and there was a little pause,” he added. “But then you could hear chairs being thrown again and I heard that gunshot sound again, so I was headed for the door.”

Exact details are unclear, but footage of the chaos has spread throughout social media. One clip shows several men involved in confrontations, while another shows Rocky escaping a stampede.


The New York Police Department said there were no reports of gunshots, but acknowledged that the event faced a “crowd control” issue.

Rising rapper Tekashi69 was rumored to be involved in the brawl, but denied this on social media. “Nothing BUT the up most RESPECT for this man,” he said under a photo of Yams. “This is not about me, it’s about YAMS. People will always mix my name up with something. This is the internet and this is what comes with fame. All I can do is sit here and explain stuff to you guys. I had nothing to do with tonight’s disaster. I went live and posted it so you guys can see. THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME THIS DAY IS FOR YAMS.. Nothing but love and condolences to ASAP.”