Moneybagg Yo’s headline-grabbing festival performance puts Brawl in the front row

Moneybagg Yo seemed unaware that a fight erupted on the front row of his headline appearance at this weekend’s Fall of Fire Fest in South Carolina.

On Friday (November 18), a small brawl ensued at the event at Columbia’s Colonial Life Arena, which also featured performances from Yo Gotti’s CMG artists GloRilla, EST Gee and Big Boogie.

Video clips of the incident appear to show several women fighting in the front row while the Memphis-raised rapper grappled with another segment of the crowd and performed “Wockesha,” from his chart-topping 2021 Billboard 200 album The pain of a gangsta.

Although the footage is fairly graphic, several other concertgoers and event security personnel appear to have attempted to disperse the fight as Moneybagg Yo continued his performance. You can watch the incident below.

The CMG rapper isn’t the only artist whose performance this year was marred by a violent crowd disturbance. On one of the dates of Chris Brown and Lil Baby’s One of Them Ones Tour, a brawl broke out after two men started fighting. One of the men involved in the brawl punched a female fan, leaving her unconscious on the ground.

A similar scene occurred last April during a stop in Connecticut for Lil Durk’s 7220 tour. The “What Happened To Virgil” rapper actually paused the show to stop alleged domestic violence going on in the audience.

“I just saw the craziest shit in the crowd,” a stunned Durk told the audience in video captured by the exchange. “Just saw a n-gga tryna fight with a girl man. slow down brother you know Where is he? Where is he who just tried to fight a girl man?” Durkio continued after locating the alleged attacker and making eye contact with him to get his point across.

“Yes bro why do you fight girls bro?” Durk asked. “I should come over and screw you. Yes. We definitely like that a lot. I would make your ass apologize right away. Deadass and you a hoe. You’re a hoe.”

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Days before Moneybagg Yo’s performance at the Fall of Fire Fest, the Memphis rapper spoke to him Hip HopDX on new music and his work on his own brand of rolling papers at the Madison Square Gumbo Strain Release Event in Maywood, California, a branch of Berner’s Cookies Dispensary. Gumbo Brands is the black cannabis company that Moneybagg Yo has partnered with.

“It’s a crazy vibe right now, I don’t really want to talk about it much right now, we’ll get to that later,” Monebugg Yo said after being asked about his upcoming releases. “The music is what it is. They know I have this, so they know I’m coming.”

He continued, “But right now it’s all about gumbo. Actually, if we put together my own newspaper, I’ll come out with my own newspaper. You know what I mean? And we will make the sheet too. So that’s coming too.”

Along with their partnership with Moneybagg Yo, Gumbo Brands, founded by Karim Butler and Alexis Major, has been publicly co-signed by the likes of Meek Mill, Dave East, Fabolous and more.