A second woman was pronounced dead following a stampede at a rap concert by aspiring rapper GloRilla in Rochester, New York.
According to reports, the crowd panicked when they thought they heard gunshots at the Main Street Armory on Sunday.
Rappers GloRilla and Finesse2Tymes were booked to perform at the jam-packed sold out rap concert at the time.
“We do not have any evidence of gunshots being fired or of anyone being shot or stabbed at the scene,” police Chief David M. Smith said.
Police identified one of the deceased women as Rhondesia Belton of Buffalo, NY. The other woman was not identified.
The victims died from severe crush injuries after hundreds of people rushed toward the exits.
“I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show,” the Memphis rapper tweeted on Monday. “My fans mean the world to me praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected.”
GloRilla’s concert insurance rates will increase dramatically following multiple incidents of violence at her shows.
GloRilla, 23, who is best known for her songs “F.N.F.” and “Westside Baby,” brings out the worst in her fans. She has been attacked by fans at nearly every show.
At one recent concert, a fan tried to snatch off the rapper’s wig, leaving it barely hanging by threads.
GloRilla took off the wig and flung it into the crowd where it was caught by a fan.
Glorilla throws her wig to fans while crowd surfing ?pic.twitter.com/BYuAJDp4Ky
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) February 27, 2023
The fan who caught the wig reportedly took it to a hair salon and had it professionally installed on her head.
At another gig, an outraged fan threw a drink at GloRilla when she declined to perform for the boisterous crowd.
GloRilla’s bodyguard later complained that he was fired for not fighting the girl who threw the drink at GloRilla.
GloRilla fired her bodyguard after the incident where a woman threw water on her. He feels like he did his job. pic.twitter.com/7aykXmuhZK
— Rap Alert (@The_rap_alert) March 2, 2023