For Renee Robinson and her 9-year-old daughter Jalayah, what started as an epic birthday surprise meant much more.
The man identified by Atlanta police officer Lisa Bender as Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell 26 apparently wanted an up (19659008) The Carters left the stage after calling the house "Apes —" in the Mercedes Benz Stadium at Maxwell had reshaped on stage in a white jersey. He contacted Jay-Z and contacted him, Bender said.
He did not go too far: backup dancers and security guards jumped to restrain the overzealous fan.
USA TODAY contacted the couple's representatives for a comment.
That's how the moment has developed:
The tour gave a statement to several outlets, including CNN and E! News: "At the end of the last show we had an intoxicated man on stage, at which point we had a controlled evacuation of all the crew members on stage to defuse the situation for sure."
A concertgoer tweeted: "The fight at the end !!! I need help with the dissection !!!"
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Another fan has a different perspective: "I've reached the end of #OTRII, where an overzealous fan is on the stage stormed. "
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Beyonce's spokeswoman Yvette Noel-Schure said the singer and Jay-Z were unhurt ,
"Many thanks to all fans for your interest, you are fine and we look forward to the show tomorrow", Noel-Schure wrote on Instagram, along with a picture of the couple on stage.
Maxwell was treated for minor injuries and cited for disorder prior to release, Bender said. However, the police have added the charge of a simple battery.
Beyonce and Jay-Z will be back in Atlanta on Sunday night. Let's hope that this concert has another end.
Contributors: The Associated Press
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