Rapper's concert at NRG canceled due to fans' chaos attributed to 'aggressive album'

Sunday, October 24, 2021
Fans' chaos outside NRG causes rapper's concert to get canceled
Fans expecting to see Playboi Carti Saturday night were seen picking up metal fences. One fan attributed the behavior to the "aggressive album."

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Fans who had tickets to see rapper Playboi Carti at NRG Stadium are trying to get their money back Sunday, after chaos and commotion caused last night's concert to get canceled.

While waiting to enter the arena, ticket holders picked up metal fences that were meant to keep fans in line ahead of the concert at 8 p.m.

"It's a really intense, aggressive album," said one fan. "People came to the concert really amped up and ready to go crazy. Maybe the people at NRG weren't prepared for that."

Pictures and video shared with ABC13 show fans bypassed security and knocked down metal detectors.

The Houston Police Department even put out a radio call asking for more officers to respond to the incident. They ultimately controlled the incident and said no arrests have been made.

A witness told ABC13 she saw an ambulance was called for someone who had been trampled during the chaos, but no details regarding that were released.

Officials at NRG said ticket holders should seek a refund from where they purchased their tickets.

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