Rapper Skate Maloley was performing a concert at Webster Hall in New York City last night that got out of hand. According to Maloley, he was midway through his set when he noticed that the security in front of the stage were assaulting a group of fans and decided to intervene on their behalf. Maloley, as you can see on the video below, reached down toward one of the security personnel after allegedly catching him using a taser on a fan close to the stage and was overwhelmed by the security force as the crowd watched on in horror.
More bodies jumped into the fray, and as Maloley wrote on Twitter, "My whole team got assaulted buy them and that's it." The security staff wrestled the rapper to the ground and according to Maloley began kicking him as the venue cleared out. Even for how vicious the altercation appeared, Maloley took time after his show to meet and greet with fans. Check out the shocking footage below.
After the incident, Maloley took to Twitter to explain what went down and canceled his next show in Boston.
For their part, Webster Hall posted this statement to their Tumblr page:
"Saturday’s incident is being fully investigated, as there are misreports about what took place. Webster Hall’s staff do NOT carry tasers and are not armed. They carry strobe flashlights. The safety of all guests is always our primary focus."
We reached out to Maloley's camp and will update when available.