NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fans were sent running for the exits after a violent brawl broke out during a tribute concert in the Bronx on Thursday night.

Videos posted to social media showed several groups of young men, some armed with bats and pipes, fighting around 10:30 p.m. about two hours into the Yams Day event honoring the late rapper A$AP Yams at the New York Expo Center.

In one video, performer A$AP Rocky is asked to get off the stage and take safety because of a “security issue.”

Other videos show panicked concertgoers screaming and fleeing the Port Morris venue.

Some in the crowd claimed they heard gunshots.

Police said they don’t believe there was any gunfire. They said they were called in for crowd control.

Comments (51)
  1. Violence at a Hip Hop concert? Must be a misprint.

  2. BRAIN STEW says:

    surprise! surprise! surprise!

  3. Derek Langer says:

    12% of the population ….. 95% of the problems

    1. Allota Poosy says:

      Let the stupid bitches kill each other.

  4. Hugh Tjardon says:

    They don’t now any better.

  5. Hack Stone says:

    Things took a turn for the worse when the “I’m A Little Bit Hip Hop” crowd squared off with the “I’m A Little Bit R&B” gang.

  6. The answer is, as always, smaller community oriented schools for those communities.

  7. Well after all Bro it is a hip hop/rap concert. What could go wrong Bro?? BWAHAHHAHHAHHA!

  8. tomkay1012 says:

    In my day ( late 60’s) we had school dances, teen night dances, and adult night life. We experienced Zero to no problems. Later when integration kicked in, HS dances were stopped and the nightspots were closed. Coincidence? Ain’t diversity grand.

  9. What would one expect from animals.

  10. Fans were sent running for the exits after a violent brawl broke out during a tribal concert in the Bronx.

  11. Thug on thug crime, where is the love?

  12. Why are all people in burglar alarm company commercials white?

  13. rufusvondufus says:

    Next concert pass out knives, guns and brass knuckles as they enter, lock the doors and turn the lights out. Whoever comes out gets a refund!

  14. John Patrick says:

    Advanced new world order citizens. It’s how we’ll all be soon (except for the supreme ones).

  15. John Oakman says:

    But,but they look sooooo smart in all those TV commercials.—-like 90% of all commercials.

    1. It’s good to know I’m not the only one who notices the 90% thing.

  16. Djem Eiland says:

    The farther from God man is – the more like animals they are.

  17. Steve Hansen says:

    Oh really? Who would have thought something like this could happen at a rap concert?

  18. Can’t live with the nogg…Won’t live near a nogg.

  19. Dave Fay says:

    Was it Teens or Youths that started the trouble?

  20. Alex Hill says:

    A surprising amount of racism in these comments…

    1. tomkay1012 says:

      Ive always said, you don’t have to be bitten by every snake in Arizona to know rattlesnakes bite.

  21. Jon Fast says:

    Ah, really? Violence at a hip/hop concert??? I would have never guessed. But then, when animals get together strange things happen. Same thing happens in the urban jungle every day. Why should we be surprised. I’m not.

  22. C’mon, now.

    Y’all know you gotta represent. You can’t step to me like that!

  23. Mike Burns says:

    Freaking animals …….should be in a zoo !

  24. Bill Smith says:

    I don’t think it’s possible for more than about a dozen of ‘em to be in the same place without something like this happening. I wonder who got “disrespected” THIS time…?

  25. Doug Day says:

    This is destroying my faith in the rap and hip-hop communities…

  26. “several groups of young men”…

    Another classic example of the PC media propagandists attempting to condition their readers to ignore the obvious.

    Political Correctness is killing us. All cultures are not the same.

    “The most insidious power the media has, is the power to ignore.” (Chris Plante, WMAL)

    But it isn’t like we didn’t know:

    “Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.” -Richard Salant, former president of CBS News

    “We are going to impose our agenda on the coverage, by dealing with issues and subjects that we choose to deal with.” – Richard Cohen, Senior Producer, CBS Political News

  27. Gary Mowery says:

    A brawl. The cake, coffee and cherry topping after a lovely evening. Civilization? Who needs THAT?!

  28. I think Amish need to be banned from all future Hip Hop concerts.

  29. Hey, it was inner city Conflict Resolution at work…

  30. C,mon people; I know what you are thinking. But you are wrong. It was Icelanders. They love the winter and do strange things. Things like imitating “teens”.

  31. Whaddaya gonna do, chimps chimp; that’s what they do…

    1. tomkay1012 says:

      Good one. But, you can’t say that; too late. We bzz chimpen’ is the correct vernacular.

  32. Dave Novak says:

    Yep, white privilege, racsim, and police officers are the problem…

  33. A violent brawl at a hip-hop “concert”? Say it ain’t so! LOL

  34. Ray Costanza says:

    And, the media goes, “Nothing to see here.” If this was Iron Maiden or Immortal performing, and this same crap happened, the media would be up in arms over the “corruption of the youth of the Nation.”

  35. tngilmer says:

    Free them, they said. Give them the vote, they said. They are just like us, they said. The country will be a better place, they said. Yeah. Right.

  36. Steven Hines says:

    “Young men” and “teens”….media is 100% afraid of truth!

    1. There go those Mormons and Amish again! Seriously, why are the media reporters so afraid to show who were involved?

  37. This could give Hip Hop a bad image.

  38. Craig McDow says:

    lovely just lovely….a Hip hop concert you say? Gee I would never have believed it…..

  39. Bob Schwartz says:

    And I imagine there will at least one loser asshole that will attack me for calling these assholes Ghetto Rat bottom feeders. Can’t even put on a concert without violence. If only they would have just killed one another. It would be best for all!

  40. Zardoz Wiz says:

    youths having fun. lock them up together and a lot of the problems will go away

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