Stage Collapses Under Rappers’ WeightBy: Chris Gabbard - May 2, 2012
The Hammerstein Ballroom stage collapsed under the weight of a dozen rappers and their entourages in New York on Monday night. The Power 105 DJ Prostyle celebrity birthday bash saw the likes of rappers Wale, Fabolous, Waka Flocka Flame, and French Montana fall in an embarrassing heap after their combined weight rocked the stage.
An observer told the New York Post the staging buckled after “12 dudes that weighed 300 pounds each and an extra 100 pounds for all of their bling jewelry. Those rappers need to be less co-dependent and only require 10 friends on stage — not 200.”
The incident was sparked by the fact that all the rappers at the event brought their entourages with them, usually comprised of massive bodyguards. The overflow of hefty individuals caused a bottleneck at the entrance to the backstage area. Entourages getting off and on the stage became stuck on the ramp leading up to the stage, and it eventually collapsed under the pressure.
It is unclear if anyone was hurt.
The mini stage collapsed last nite at hammerstein i know sumbodys neck hurts this morning $$$$$$$$$$$$$
Rapper Big Mike had this to say about the incident. Eloquent and understated, the mark of a truly educated man. Maybe the dollar signs indicate a potential lawsuit?