Man Charged With Battery After Rushing Beyonce And JAY-Z’s Concert Stage
On Saturday evening (Aug. 25), Beyonce and JAY-Z touched down in Atlanta to perform their solo hits and joint melodies on their “On The Run II” tour. As the Carters wrapped up the show with “Apesh*t” and proceeded to exit, an intoxicated concert attendee named Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell ran onto the stage, past the dancers and attempted to make contact with the couple.
In several videos making its rounds on social media, you can see the dancers immediately begin to swarm the 26-year-old before authorities could step in and cool the situation. According to the Associated Press, Maxwell was charged with disorderly conduct, but ATL’s police force plans to tack on a simple battery charge as well. Officer Lisa Bender also told the publication that Maxwell “made contact” with JAY-Z.
According to Beyonce’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure, the pair is doing well despite the unsuspecting moment. “Thank you to all the fans for your concern,” Noel-Schure wrote on Instagram. “They are fine and looking forward to the show tomorrow.”
On the Carters’ second appearance at Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium (Aug. 26), Queen Bey seemed to poke fun at the previous night’s intense incident, which made JAY-Z and the crowd chuckle for a minute.
Beyonce is her own security.
Don’t try coming for her. pic.twitter.com/RGl8Ebul4E
— Jason Bolaños (@JBinAV) August 27, 2018