LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) A performance by Famous Dex at UC Irvine’s annual Shocktoberfest reportedly got so unruly that organizers pulled the plug on the event, which was followed by the rapper possibly pulling a gun on festivalgoers as he was driven away from the scene.
The Chicago-born rapper jumped into the crowd during his Friday night performance at the Los Angeles college campus event, held at the Bren Event Center to kick off the men’s and women’s basketball season, which led to audience members immediately rushing the stage, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“University police on site declared it was a dangerous situation,” UC-Irvine spokesman Tom Vasich told the Times, “so they turned on the lights and canceled the rest of the show.”
Tow students were arrested for intoxication but the crowd left in an “orderly fashion,” according to Fasich. However, several patrons surrounded Dex’s vehicle outside the arena and video shows the rapper telling fans to get away from his car and, after a few refused to step back, get out of his seat holding what appears to be a gun.
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Campus police issued the alert that “a male 25 yr, 5’11, was seen inside white vehicle…with a gun at Pereira & W. Peltason. Call 911 if vehicle seen.” Shortly after the incident, UC-Irvine police posted a tweet, stating the “campus [was] all clear.”
“We are looking into the situation from all aspects to see if a partial refund could be granted,” Dilraj Toor, student service vice president for the organization, told the Times. “Our mid-liner, Famous Dex, presented us with challenges that escalated out of our control.”