Ludacris Charity Event In Alabama Cut Short

A charity event

at Alabama's Montgomery Mall, where Atlanta-based rapper

Ludacris made an appearance, was forced to shut down Thursday

(Dec. 9) following two altercations according to reports.

Ludacris was reportedly

in the midst of signing autographs and posing for pictures at the mall's new

Citi Gear store, when police could not

control the crowd and asked the rapper to leave.

Ludacris was scheduled

for two hours, but left after about 20 minutes. "I would have liked to

stay, but I understand I was part of the problem," Ludacris told told The

Montgomery Advertiser.

About 100 people

showed up to the event and had been waiting more than 30 minutes for Ludacris

to arrive.

"We expected

a lot of people to show up but not to this degree," said Kristy

Jansen, marketing director at Montgomery Mall.

One participant

argued that security was ill-prepared for Ludacris' appearance and said the

atmosphere was potentially dangerous.

Montgomery police

said there were no arrests.

Ludacris contributed

about $300 in toys to the WZHT Hot 105/Magic 97 13th annual Children of Christmas

Campaign for the charity event he