ASAP Rocky SXSW Show Ends in Brawl

Beer can thrown at stage ignites tension at Vice party

Beer can thrown at stage ignites tension at Vice party. Credit: Jessica Lehrman

An ASAP Rocky show at SXSW came to a messy end as a brawl broke out between the band and the crowd at the Vice Kills Texas party where they were playing.

Spinner reports that the growing rowdiness of the Harlem-based rapper's show erupted into a fight around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday when a member of the audience threw a can of beer onto the stage, hitting one of the ASAP Mob members. As Rocky tried to calm down both his crew and the crowd, another can of beer flew at the stage and hit the rapper. After still more projectiles from the audience, ASAP Rocky and his crew jumped down into the audience to fight.

Although the brawl was cleared within minutes, at least one participant was seen with a bloodied head. The police arrived shortly afterward and shut down the party.