The third annual Yams Day concert held to honor the life of Steven “A$AP Yams” Rodriguez was broken up Thursday night (Jan. 18) after a brawl erupted on the premises. While fan speculation regarding the reasons why the fight took place was high, the story is still very much in development.
As reported by several outlets, the Yams Day concert took place at the New York Expo Center. Aside from the A$AP Mob and its flagship artists A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, Lil Yachty, Nav, G Perico, French Montana and more were all slated to take the stage. With A$AP Rocky on stage and two hours into the event, a fight broke out in the venue causing security to intervene according to a New York Daily News report.
It appears the fight broke out backstage, and there was early speculation that Tekashi 6ix9in started the brawl or was beat up and shot although he disputed the claims via a Facebook Live video. There was also an account of gunfire but the NYPD said that nothing the sort took place. Rocky was speaking to the crowd trying to get the stage cleared when the fight went down and was rushed to safety after the tensions grew.
As this story develops, we’ll return with updates.