Wiz Khalifa is one of the last artists you would associate with violence, which makes this story extra puzzling. A man was shot and killed backstage at the Pittsburgh rapper’s show in San Jose on Friday night (August 22), which in turn led to the cancellation his next show.
According to TMZ, two men got into an argument backstage. One pulled out a gun and shot the other man at least five times before fleeing. The victim died from his injuries while the shooter is still at large.
All of this occurred while Wiz was still performing on stage.
The incident led to the cancellation of last night’s show in Chula Vista, Ca., says TMZ.
“Due to a situation out of our control, tonight’s UTIOM show is cancelled,” tweeted Wiz yesterday. “This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim’s family.”
An important detail worth mentioning is that police believe neither Wiz nor anyone in his entourage were involved in the shooting.
This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim’s family.
— We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2014