Hipco rap group Soul Fresh’s One Million Fans concert ended in chaos when riot broke out leaving several people injured and damaging properties estimated to be worth over US10, 000.
The incident, according to multiple sources, stated when rapper Chiller Coolnanee exceeded his ten minutes performance time, but was not in a hurry to leave the stage.
Sources added that this attitude resulted into the show’s MCs switching off Chiller’s mic, which got the fans upset. It was also reported that Chiller Coolnanee remarked that “haters” did not want to see him perform, which also drove the angry crowd irate.
Before that, our sources said DJ As a Boy’s attempt to remove Coolnanee from the stage incensed the fans more. After Chiller was finally removed from the stage, all hell broke loose as fans started throwing stones and bottles on stage.
“It was like a war zone, people were running for their lives everywhere including the show host and other artists. People who were unlucky got hurt while others lost valuable belongings. Cars that were on the beach got damaged and a lot of crazy things happened,” sources explained the horror scene from the show.
Meanwhile, Soul Fresh’s manager Edwin Tisdell has expressed regret for the way the show ended and is filing a law suit against all those who incited violence during the show.
“I’m continuing with my law suit and my lawyer has all of that. I do not think I can risk my life or my family’s life anymore. I feel so sad for my own investment and resources into Liberian showbiz; and I’m totally perplexed by this continuing backwardness and mischief.
“It takes lots of energy to convince a sponsor to support Liberian artists because they always feel that people will throw stones and sometimes act stupid. You have to convince them that this will not happen. So I don’t think I have the face to stand in front of Cellcom or Club Beer for sponsorship anymore,” Edwin said in an interview with LIB Life.
The show took place on December 11 at Bernard Beach.