Bronx, NY – Yams Day 2018 was supposed to be about celebrating the life A$AP Yams, the A$AP Mob co-founder who passed away in 2015 from a drug overdose at the ripe age 26. Instead, violence erupted during the Thursday night (January 18) show and the Bronx event was prematurely shut down.
Once the melee kicked f, videos soon started to circulate. Some concert attendees claimed there was a shooting, while others said controversial Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was stabbed. But the “Gummo” viral sensation quickly dismissed those rumors.
“It had nothing to do with me,” he said in a video. “I appreciate everybody’s thoughts … It had nothing to do with me. I wasn’t in no fight. My hair’s still laced. It’s permed. I got into no altercation. No fight. Nothing happened. You can see my face. I wasn’t shot. I wasn’t stabbed. Stop making up stories. Ya’ll want something to happened to me so badly. Like why so much hate in this world? Ya’ll niggas are so crazy.”
He concluded with, “It’s bigger than me.”
Tekashi then hit Instagram to reiterate that he had nothing to do with the altercation.
“This is not about me, it’s about YAMS,” he wrote in the caption. “People will always mix my name up with something. This is the internet and this is what comes with fame. All I can do is sit here and explain stuff to you guys. I had nothing to do with tonight’s disaster. I went live and posted it so you guys can see. THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME THIS DAY IS FOR YAMS.. Nothing but love and condolences to ASAP.”
Another clip shows A$AP Rocky, who was headlining with the rest A$AP Mob, enveloped by a cloud smoke as the crowd quickly disperses.
Meechy Flatbush Zombies, who was also on the bill, took to Twitter to address the situation with one word.
“Disappointed,” he wrote.
Other artists on the bill included French Montana, G Perico, Playboi Carti, Da$h and ReTcH.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.