Wiz Khalifa Bum Rushed at Boston Concert, DJ Describes Chaotic Scene


This past Saturday (August 7), Wiz Khalifa headlined at this year’s Boston Urban Music Festival. The annual free show, a collaboration between the mayor’s office and HUB media, also featured local hip-hop act M-Dot, as well as Harvard graduate singer/rapper Ryan Leslie. However, with chants of “We Want Wiz!” growing throughout the afternoon, it became increasingly apparent that this was an audience of Taylor Gang supporters, ready to see their rising star take the stage.

When Khalifa finally did come out, performing his verse off Rick Ross’s “Super High Remix,” the stage was rushed with diehard fans almost immediately, sending the Pittsburgh, PA MC running off stage and temporarily stopping the show. [Watch below]

“Because [of] the energy and the feeling from the crowd, it hit us like a ton of bricks,” Shadyville radio personality, DJ Peter Parker, who was on stage with Wiz, told XXLMag.com ”You can even see Wiz starts to panic. Nobody knew what to do.”

“I just wanted them to relax, because [Boston Mayor Thomas] Menino was telling me, ‘We’re gonna shut this down, we’re gonna shut this down,’” he continued.

Luckily for all involved, the show went on. The 2010 XXL Freshman returned shortly after, joking with the crowd about the incident and downplaying the situation. “Don’t worry about that stuff earlier guys, I know how shit just gets crazy sometimes.” He then launched into several hits off his Kush & Orange Juice mixtape including, “Waken Baken,” “Mezmorized,” “Never Been” and “In the Cut.” Khalifa then performed another fan favorite, “Ink My Whole Body,” after removing his tank top—much to the delight of the many female fans in attendance. After an eventful start and impressive set, Wiz winded down the concert with his single “This Plane,” off his 2009 album Deal or No Deal.

Weeks removed from his freshly signed deal with Atlantic Records, Wiz has fans eagerly awaiting what will be the next step for the 22-year-old star as his stock continues to rise. Boston fans looking for a more intimate Wiz performance can buy tickets for his November 21 show at the Paradise Rock Club starting next week.—Neil Martinez-Belkin

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    Taylor gang or hoola hoop butt naked wit’ barb- wire!

  • Sha

    Damn! Another rapper hyped by the media outlets. Dude has skills but…..

    When will a dude be given his props and respect based on product alone? I fail to see anything useful in this story.

    Ok…. So some “Stans” rushed the stage because MTV (the demon of all demons) temporarily passed him the baton….

    Khalifa truly has skills. But he’s about to be pimped.

    How is this helpful to hip-hop? Wasn’t the same bullshit pulled with Drake? And how many units shy of a million the first week did he have? Fuck Hype. Emcee niggas!!!

    • audio tech

      Damn! Another rapper hyped by the media outlets. Dude has skills but…..

      When will a dude be given his props and respect based on product alone? I fail to see anything useful in this story.

      Ok…. So some “Stans” rushed the stage because MTV (the demon of all demons) temporarily passed him the baton….

      Khalifa truly has skills. But he’s about to be pimped.

      How is this helpful to hip-hop? Wasn’t the same bullshit pulled with Drake? And how many units shy of a million the first week did he have? Fuck Hype. Emcee niggas!!!

      CO SIGN

      • go hate on waka

        Why cant he have fans. A lot of people have been jammin dude for couple yars now. Just cause you didnt hear about him until MTV did doesnt mean he’s getting hyped. He did it without wayne. Hes had a major deal before a long as Atlantic keeps letting him make weed, hoes, and fly songs he’ll keephs fan base.

  • heartlandG

    Taylor gang or drink anti-freeze…and chase it wit Pinesole

    -Caint wait! till he come to Omaha,Ne Oct 6th

    Ima be up in der! “I keep one roooooooolled”

  • heartlandG

    *Pine Sol*

    For tha spell checcin, succa ni99as…

    • blankman

      u can spell ur kool

  • Mumbles

    Taylor Gang or be Menino’s translator

  • French guy

    This new writer is sick, I watched Wiz and that ish really happened, plus the set was hot. Good job Neil!

    - Three Friends

  • old wiz fan

    wiz is bum who would rather smoke trees then put on a good show. I went to his show in Cbus had to buy a 30 dollar ticket, and this bum was on for like 25 mins..lame ass

  • GOD

    He’s being prepped to be thrown into the machine.

    Let’s see how this plays out though…

  • Anonymous

    TYPO : the date was definantly the 7th NOT the 8th !

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  • J-Son

    Show as good, only one I didn’t really feel was Ryan Leslie, his voice was so so, but he is a talented dude as far as writing songs and production goes. Wiz was cool, he had an enjoyable set and some of the openers were dope as well. I liked that M-Dot dude, he was pretty nice

  • Mike809

    Taylor Gang or do the worm with a Boner !

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    come to think of that , i never considered it in that way before