Melee during rapper Skate's performance at Webster Hall causes social media firestorm

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Sunday, February 21, 2016
(Miah Maldonado )
Miah Maldonado-WABC

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A melee at Webster Hall on Saturday night during a performance by rapper 'Skate', caused a social media firestorm.

Apparently it all started with a fight between two fans. A security guard attempted to break the fight up, but Skate thought he was choking one of the fans.

Skate then reached down and tried to pull the security guard off the fan, and was then attacked by security guards.

Skate took to Twitter to explain what happened:

Fans and other performers took to Twitter to express their outrage over what happened:

Following the incident, Webster Hall released a statement saying, "Saturday's incident is being fully investigated, as there are misreports about what took place. Webster Hall's staff do NOT carry tasers and are not armed. They carry strobe flashlights. The safety of all guests is always our primary focus."

Police say no arrests were made, however they did arrest a person for assault inside Webster Hall around 3 a.m. They do not believe the assault is related to this incident.