Close Call: Krept Slashed Backstage A BBC 1Xtra Gig
Krept of the south London rap duo Krept and Konan (real name Cayso Johnson) has been injured in a assault involving at knife at a BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Gig.
The event had to be abandoned mid-show on Saturday night following the rapper Krept being slashed backstage.
According to repports in The Guardian West Midlands Police said a man, whom it did not name, had sustained a slash wound at 10pm during an assault in the backstage area of Arena Birmingham. He was treated by on-site medical staff and did not require hospital treatment.
News started to spread on social media as to what had transpired and Konan (Karl Wilson) Krept’s partner in rhyme tweeted “Bro’s good.” in regards to Krept‘s condition.
— KONAN (@konanplaydirty) October 5, 2019
A little while later, responding to concerns, Krept himself tweeted:
My people thanks for the messages Im good, ill be back in no time. God was with me trust me. Cant keep a good man down💪🏾❤️
— I SPY OUT NOW (@kreptplaydirty) October 6, 2019
BBC 1xtra Live event was sold-out show with 15,800-capacity and was being live streamed fron the arena on 1Xtra, Radio 1 and BBC iPlayer.
The line-up for the musical extravaganza was due to include performances from the likes of French Montana, Ms Banks, Aitch, and headliner, Nigerian superstar Wizkid. Krept and Konan were not listed as on the bill as performers.
The Guardian reports a spokesman Radio 1 said: “Following an isolated serious incident, we have had to stop 1Xtra Live in Birmingham. We are co-operating fully with the police to establish what has happened.
“We’re sorry to everyone who attended 1Xtra Live in Birmingham for the early finish. However, the health and safety of everyone involved is always our top priority.”
We’re sorry to everyone who attended 1Xtra Live in Birmingham for the early finish, however the health and safety of everyone involved is always our top priority 1/2 — Radio 1 Press Office (@BBCRadio1PR) October 6, 2019
Police asked for anyone with information about the assault to get in touch.
Krept and Konan have recently announced their forthcoming UK wide tour to coincde witH the release of their second official album.