Video: Crowd Gets Unruly Outside Of A Sold-Out Lil B Concert
Police were called to the scene of a concert in downtown Los Angeles, Friday night, when a large crowd outside the venue tried to break in for a free show.A crowd of up to 2,000 would-be concertgoers tried to break down the doors to The Regent on the 440 block of South Main Street after the venue had filled to capacity for a free concert headlined by rapper Lil B. The Regent holds only 450 people. A call for backup was put out at 11 p.m. when the crowd outside the theater became overwhelming for Los Angeles Police officers on the scene. People in the crowd started throwing rocks and bottles at the police, according to NBC 4.
The rapper, who will retweet anything, retweeted a few responses from people who were left outside, including an Instagram video of the police trying to control the crowd:
Five people were arrested, and the police were able to eventually disperse the crowd.
Lil B, an esoteric rapper with a larger social media presence than one in pop culture, is a Berkeley-based artist who also calls himself the Based God.