Rappers Kaaris and Booba came in a mass brawl at a French airport on 1 August.
A heated fist fight between two rival French rappers in Paris Orly Airport whose flights are delayed for 30 minutes and has led to the temporary closure of a terminal on Wednesday.
The brawl has broken out between rap star Booba and Kaaris, with both men kicking, punching and yelling at each other in the air hub of the duty-free cosmetics shop and waiting area, The Independent reports. Images of the scuffle between the men, which at the outlet is referred to as “two of the biggest stars of French rap,” has become viral online.
The police confirmed that the nine members of the rappers’ entourages were arrested in connection with the incident, as were Booba and Kaaris, Reuters reports.
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But it remains unclear at this time exactly what led to the brawl, the artists were both travel to Barcelona for concerts and reportedly – and unexpectedly crossed paths in Paris. Ironically, the rap stars were in fact even close friends.
The artists were both travel to Barcelona for concerts and reportedly – and unexpectedly crossed paths in Paris.
According to the Independent, 41-year-old Booba was credited for helping the launch of the 38-year-old Kaaris to stardom, and the couple even collaborated on a 2012 track “Kalash.” The two men had a falling out in 2013, when Booba claimed Kaaris had not sided with him during a fight with another French rapper, Rohff.
Reps for Orly confirmed that a terminal of the airport has been temporarily closed in the aftermath of the incident, and that a few flights were delayed up to 30 minutes after the meeting. The waiting area was also closed briefly.
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Forward, Booba’s show at Barcelona club Pacha has been cancelled, and the fans have been offered refunds or the access to the club as compensation, with the show moved to a later August date.
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