Riot Breaks Out Over Webbie No-Show; Two Officers Injured In Melee

(AllHipHop News) A riot broke out a show in Waco, Texas on Saturday night (November 20th), after popular Baton Rogue, Louisiana rapper Webbie skipped a show, resulting in the injury of two police officers.Webbie was slated to perform at The Ranch last weekend, but never showed up for the date. Promoters announced the cancelation around 2:00am, just before the venue was supposed to close. According to eye-witness reports, promoters told the crowd that Webbie’s brother had called and told them the rapper had overdosed on pills and was in Temple Hospital in Waco.The announcement infuriated fans inside the venue and others, who were still waiting outside in hopes of gaining entrance to see Webbie, who is known for hit singles like “Gimme Dat” “Bad B**ch” “Swerve” “Like That” and “Independent.”Over 25 people began fighting, turning over tables and shooting in the air, causing the crowd to scurry for cover. Waco’s entire police department was called to the scene and had to throw tear gas into The Ranch in order to disperse the unruly crowd.A 20-year-old man was charged with assault and resisting arrest when officers attempted to subdue the man. One officer sustained a broken rib, while the other sprained his wrist in the fracas. The promoter for the failed event claims Webbie offered to come back and host a free show for fans in Waco, Texas. Webbie and his incarcerated partner Lil Boosie have a well documented history of missing shows for various reasons. The pair were the subjects of several multi-million dollar lawsuits from 2007-2009, including one for $1 million over a failed show in Baltimore.

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