Tuesday's Baby Keem concert at Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit was cut short after the venue floor started bending under the weight of his fans.
A clip circulating on social media shows a Saint Andrew's Hall employee in the venue's basement looking up at the ceiling, which bulges as the crowd jumps up and down.
"FUCK !!!!!!! DETROIT !!!!! WE BROKE THE FLOOR !!" the Las Vegas rapper posted on Twitter. "ILL BE BACK !! BELIEVE THAT !!"
FUCK !!!!!!!— baby keem (@babykeem) March 9, 2022
WE BROKE THE FLOOR !!
ILL BE BACK !! BELIEVE THAT !!
When Metro Times called the venue for comment, the person who picked up the phone referred us to a public relations phone number. When Metro Times called that number, an automated message said that the system was overwhelmed and suggested we send an email.
"The safety of our guests is always our top priority and the show was paused promptly," the venue responded in an email statement on Wednesday evening. "Everyone exited the venue safely and the artist was able to perform the majority of their show."
A source says the bouncing of the fans caused a joint in the floor to become loose, and the 1,000-capacity venue decided to end the show 20 minutes early.
Twenty years ago, a concert by pop-punk band Sugarcult at Saint Andrew's Hall was also cut short due to issues with the floor, according to MTV News.
Saint Andrew's is operated by Live Nation, an organizer behind the deadly Astroworld festival which left eight people dead and dozens hospitalized when a crowd became unruly in 2021. Live Nation is being investigated for its role in the incident and has been accused in lawsuits of negligence, though the company has denied the allegations.
You can watch the clip below.
At Baby Keem’s concert in Detroit, he had to stop the show early because the floor started to crack. pic.twitter.com/wNOviTWieO— RapClerk (@RapClerk) March 9, 2022
This post was updated Thursday, March 10 to more accurately describe the damage, and additional information was added.
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