ALLENTOWN, PA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A concert headlined by Juelz Santana at Crocodile Rock in Allentown, Pennsylvania, turned violent this week when the rapper left the sold-out 1,000-capacity club without performing.
According to the Allentown Morning Call, police in riot gear lined the streets after fights broke out in the audience and led outside.
Promoter Lamont “El Dorado” Williams and club manager Tom Taylor disagreed as to why Santana did not perform as scheduled.
Williams claimed he paid Santana $20,000 to performs and plans to sue the rapper for breach of contract, while Taylor blamed Williams’ opening act for causing the disturbance.
“It was not Santana at all,” Taylor told the paper. “He was ready to play, El Dorado’s band just wouldn’t get off the stage.”
According to Taylor, Santana was scheduled to hit the stage at 1:00 am, but showed up 15 minutes early and demanded to perform. When Taylor shut off the opening act’s microphones, the group smashed sound equipment and allegedly incited the crowd from the stage.
Crocodile Rock owner Steve Kahlon said he plans to host another event to make up for the fiasco, and added that he plans to file a lawsuit against Santana as well.
“We need to do something for our patrons, because they paid for a show that didn’t go on,” Kahlon said.
Two people were arrested and four people were treated for minor injuries. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers