GloRilla took to social media to share that she is “devastated” after learning about the tragic stampede at her New York concert over the weekend that left two people dead and many others injured.
The Memphis rap star and Finess2tymes had just finished performing on Sunday night at the Main Street Armory in Rochester when something prompted people to surge dangerously toward the exits just after 11 p.m.
Police Chief David M. Smith said at a news briefing Monday, “We do not have any evidence of gunshots being fired or of anyone being shot or stabbed at the scene.”
Concertgoer Ikea Hayes told WHEC, “I was watching my life flash before my eyes, and I still didn’t even know what was going on.”
Ikea went on to describe being “on the ground, just scared, praying, like, you got to get up, you got to move. If you stay here, they’re going to keep running you over. So, you got to get up. You got to move.”
Rhondesia Belton, of Buffalo, died at a hospital.
Belton, 33, worked for Buffalo’s Traffic Violations Agency.
Rochester Police announced the death of a 35-year-old woman late Monday. Her name was not released.
Another woman remains in critical condition and seven others were treated at area hospitals for non-life-threatening injuries.
Initially, GloRilla was unaware of the stampede after her show.
She tweeted, “I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf 😢😢😢praying everybody is ok 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼”
After learning of the death and injuries, the “F.N.F.” rapper shared her heartbreak by tweeting, “I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show. My fans mean the world to me 😢praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected 🙏🏽”
See Gorilla’s original tweets below.
Watch the official news report below.
Sending my prayers and condolences to everyone impacted by this tragedy.
Source: AP News