Things got pretty out of hand at a Pusha T concert in Toronto Tuesday night (Nov. 20). Pusha’s show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall was reportedly shut down abruptly after a group of audience members grew out of control and attempted to rush the stage. According to King Push, the whole incident was instigated by Drake.
In footage taken by crowd goers, it appears that a group of attendees began throwing water, beer, and possibly paint on stage in an attempt to hit the G.O.O.D. Music rapper. In another video, it seems as though some of the individuals tried to attack Pusha on stage, but they were stopped by security.
A spokesperson for the Toronto Police Department confirmed to Pitchfork that they received a call regarding an assault in progress on the performer at the concert. Three people believed to be connected to the incident were reportedly sent to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
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After the alleged attack, Pusha T disappeared from the stage. He later returned, taking shots at Drake. He alleged that the Toronto native bought 200 tickets to his show and paid some people to cause a commotion. “Listen. Let me tell y’all something,” he said. “This ni**a paid some ni**as to throw beer n***a. What the f**k is that. Yall know where the f**k I’m from.”
He also performed renditions of “I Don’t Like” and “Infrared,” which were likely additional swipes at Drizzy.
The latest incident is the cherry on top of a hectic year between Pusha T and Drake. The two nemeses have engaged in a war of words on wax and on camera over a number of different issues. While it seemed to slow down for a while, their feud was recharged after interviews from both artists on HBO’s The Shop and “The Joe Budden Podcast.” Additionally, Pusha T’s stage design was allegedly altered at Camp Flog Gnaw to read “F**k Drake” on the screen. Push claimed a tech associate deliberately messed with his set, however.
Whether the alleged incident at the Toronto concert was payback for the Camp Flog Gnaw incident is still up in the air. Watch the footage from the concert below.