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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fan Rushes Stage at Beyoncé & JAY-Z’s ‘On the Run II’ Tour

Posted by YeezysWorld on 1:57 PM

A fan made a run for Beyoncé and JAY-Z during their “On the Run II” tour.

Panic ensued as the Carters were exiting the stage following their performance at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday (Aug. 25). During the last moments of “APESHI*T,” an overzealous fan in a white jersey jumped on stage and tried to approach the couple as they headed backstage.

But backup dancers were quick to respond, chasing the man as he ran towards Bey and JAY before security joined in moments later. Concertgoers, who posted footage of the incident on social media, initially thought a fight was breaking out on stage.

Police eventually detained the 26-year-old man, named Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell, and wrote up a citation for disorderly conduct. He was not taken into custody.

Maxwell apparently made some sort of contact with JAY-Z during the melee, but not with Beyoncé. The couple was unharmed and won’t be pressing charges, according to a statement from the tour.

“At the end of last night’s show, we had an intoxicated male enter the stage,” reads the statement. “At this point, we had a controlled evacuation of all crew on the stage in order to safely defuse the situation. We are happy to confirm that nobody was hurt during the incident, and Mr. & Mrs. Carter are choosing not to press charges against the individual.

We would like to thank the hard work of our tour security who effectively restrained the individual and all of our dancers and team who handled the situation so professionally. Mr. & Mrs. Carter look forward to seeing you all tomorrow in Atlanta.”

Bey’s rep also assured fans that the couple was fine. “Thank you to all the fans for your concern,” the singer’s publicist wrote on Instagram. “They are fine and looking forward to the show tomorrow.”

Bey and Jay are in the middle of their “On the Run II” tour, which returns for a second night in Atlanta on Sunday and continues through Oct. 4 in Seattle.

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