As the Carters finished performing their joint song “Apeshit” at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday night (Aug. 25), the fan ran onto the stage and attempted to follow the artists backstage, TMZ reports.
The show’s back-up dancers stood in confusion before running to help. Security guards then tackled Maxwell to the ground. He was reportedly detained by police and written up for disorderly conduct before being released.
The chaotic incident was caught on video by other fans in the crowd. “Oh my God! What the hell?!” one audience member can be heard saying. “That fan got entirely too close to Beyonce, welp, somebody getting fired,” @CarliusLemon wrote on Twitter.
Beyonce’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure wrote on Instagram Sunday morning that the couple is “fine and looking forward to” their second show tonight at the Mercedes Benz Stadium.
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