Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On the Run II concert in Atlanta ended with a bang Saturday night after one fan rushed the stage and darted toward the couple.
The man, who was identified by Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender as Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell, 26, apparently wanted an up-close and personal look at the first family of hip-hop.
The Carters were walking off the stage after they brought the house down with “Apes—” at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium when Maxwell jumped on the stage, wearing a white jersey. He approached Jay-Z and made contact with him, Bender said.
He didn’t get too far: Backup dancers and security guards jumped to restrain the overzealous fan.
USA TODAY has reached out to the couple’s representatives for comment.
Here’s how the moment unfolded:
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The tour issued a statement to multiple outlets, including CNN and E! News:
“At the end of last night’s show, we had an intoxicated male enter the stage. At this point, we had a controlled evacuation of all crew on the stage in order to safely defuse the situation.”
Courtesy of USA Today.