News

Fan who ran on to the stage, chased after Beyonce and Jay-Z Atlanta concert faces charges

A man is screwed on the stage as Beyonce and Jay-Z to the end of their set in Atlanta on Saturday night.

(Getty Images)

A “drunk” fan was charged after he ran onto the stage and chased after Beyonce and Jay-Z in the music duo’s “On The Run II” tour stop in Atlanta, police said Sunday.

Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell, 26, was charged with simple battery after turning to chaos at the end of the couple’s concert Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Police officer Lisa Bender said. Videos of concertgoers showed Maxwell to jump on stage as Beyonce and Jay-Z were running away. The back-up dancers appeared in the war until the man started running in the direction of the back of the stage.

Bender said Maxwell managed to make contact with Jay-Z, but he was quickly stopped by security and back-up dancers with the rapper.

Warning: Videos may contain explicit language.

A post shared by OTR TOUR II @beyonce (@otrtourvids) on Aug 25, 2018 9:55 PDT

#OTRII the fight at the end!!! I need help in parsing this!!!!! pic.twitter.com/7MEiiQViKg

— Ken Kemp (@kenkemp22) August 26, 2018

The “On The Run II” tour-team released a statement early Sunday saying the “drunk man on the podium.”

“At this point we had a controlled evacuation of the crew on the stage to safely diffuse the situation,” the statement read, adding that the Carters are choosing not to press charges against the drunk fan.

Maxwell was not so lucky with the Atlanta police, who initially issued a citation against Maxwell for disorderly conduct and released. Bender said the additional charge was later added.

@beyonce and JAY-Z on the stage tonight in Atlanta. Thank you to all the fans for your concern. They are fine and looking forward to the show tomorrow.

A post shared by Yvette Noel-Schure (@yvettenoelschure) on Aug 25, 2018 at 10:26pm PDT

Maxwell was treated for minor injuries. No one else was injured.

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, confirmed on Instagram the couple were “fine.” Beyonce and Jay-Z performed at the same location Sunday night before you go to Orlando, Fla., for their next tour.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular