Over the weekend during Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s first Atlanta stop on their On The Run II Tour, a fan rushed on the stage and ran after Beyonce and Jay-Z. Thankfully security and Beyonce’s backup dancers sprung into action and protected the billionaires.
BuzzFeed confirms that the fan, Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell was arrested and charged with simple battery.
The Grammy-winning couple was performing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It was the end of their show and the couple were walking off the stage when a fan jumped on stage and followed them.
Originally Maxwell was cited for disorderly conduct on August 25 and was released. But now it’s come to light that Maxwell made contact with Jay-Z and his charges have been changed.
“At the time, there was no evidence Maxwell had made contact with Jay-Z,” a representative for the Atlanta Police Department told BuzzFeed.
The representative said that the police department found that on further investigation more evidence of Maxwell making contact with the father of three. On Sunday evening he was taken into custody for battery charges. He was brought into the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta.
According to the APD, Maxwell suffered minor injuries from the people protecting Jay-Z, but Jay-Z is fine.
“Maxwell was treated for minor injuries on scene sustained when people around Jay-Z stopped him from further contact with the performer,” The APD representative told BuzzFeed. “No one else was injured as a result of this incident.”
After the incident, The OTR II Tour team released a statement.
“At the end of last nights show we had an intoxicated male enter the stage. At this point we had a controlled evacuation of all crew on the stage in order to safely diffuse the situation. We are happy to confirm that nobody was hurt during the incident, and Mr. & Mrs. Carter are choosing not to press charges against the individual.”
At the Carter’s second Atlanta show, when walking off the stage Beyonce spun around the make sure no other fan bum rushed the stage.
She whipped around and high kicked her leg Karate Kid style.