Beyonce And Jay-Z’s Stage Invader Charged With Battery

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 06: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles perform on stage during the "On the Run II" tour opener at Principality Stadium on June 6, 2018 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood Entertainment)

Ulti power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have been filling arenas around the world with their Run II tour but at the end of their Atlanta show on Saturday, drama struck as 26-year-old Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell ran onto the stage as the show was ending.

He has since been charged with disorderly conduct and simple battery.

In the US state of Georgia, the law defines simple battery as “physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature”.

According to local police, Maxwell approached Jay-Z and made contact with him.

Security and backup dancers managed to stop him from getting backstage.

In a post on Instagram, Beyonce’s publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said the couple were “fine and looking forward to” their second show in Atlanta on Sunday night.

Mr Maxwell was treated for minor injuries, and police said nobody else was injured.

Bey and Jay have chosen not to press charges.

You can watch the incident below courtesy of local Atlanta TV station 11 Alive News.

“At the end of last night’s show, we had an intoxicated male enter the stage,” their tour organiser said in a statement.

“At this point, we had a controlled evacuation of all crew on the stage in order to safely defuse the situation.”

Thankfully everyone left the venue safe and sound.


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