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.
WATCH: A man rushed the stage at the end of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s first night of their #otr2 tour stop at @mercedesbenzstadium in Atlanta. See the full video of backup dancers and security spring into action on https://t.co/vnVFn7lEmI. (?: kboogietheconcertjunkie) pic.twitter.com/CGxNzoFIQq
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) August 27, 2018
“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.