Glorilla‘s recent concert with Finesse2Tymes that ended in a stampede has now claimed its third casualty after a patron who had been hospitalized with injuries has passed away.
The Memphis rappers performed at the Main Street Armory on Sunday (March 5), where seemingly unfounded reports of shots being fired inside the venue sparked panic and a deadly stampede. Two women in their 30s were killed in the immediate aftermath, and now the Associated Press reports that 35-year-old Aisha Stephens of Syracuse has also passed.
Stephens was the only person still hospitalized following the incident and had been in critical condition upon being admitted. Seven others were injured but have since been released.
According to the report, the armory’s entertainment license has not been renewed by the city of Rochester, and the venue will be shut down while criminal and regulatory investigations take place.
After the show, GloRilla took to Twitter to address the tragedy, expressing her shock and sadness while sending prayers to those who were in attendance.
“I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf [sad face emojis] praying everybody is ok [prayer hand emojis],” she tweeted.
Following reports of a second death, GloRilla returned to Twitter to express further sentiments.
“I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show,” she tweeted late Monday. “My fans mean the world to me [sad face emoji] praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected.”
Finesse2Tymes later addressed the deadly concert on his Instagram Stories with seemingly less empathy, writing: “Shty crazy, Wunt event there, Folks want me to lose so bad [face palm emoji] Why?”
During a brief chat with TMZ in New York City on Tuesday (March 7), the Bread Gang representative was asked about his IG post and the tragedy that unfolded at his and GloRilla’s show.
“When it go on anywhere else, don’t nobody get blamed. When it go on in my show, I get blamed,” he said while sharing a laugh with his entourage.
Finesse then suggested that those pointing the finger at him are simply haters desperate to see his downfall.
“Sometimes when you winning and you done won so fast — like right now, I’m like a created player in an NBA game or something, so I’m frowned upon,” he added. “You know how people mad when you play with a created player? I’m a created player.”
The 30-year-old did eventually send his condolences to the victims and their families, saying: “But as far as the situation in New York, condolences to the family and the people who was injured. That’s what I wanted to say.”
He also shrugged off any potential legal fallout from the fatal concert, claiming the crowd stampede was caused by someone falling, not violence.
“I think it was a situation where someone fell, and people started running, things got out of control and innocent people got hurt,” he said. “But it wasn’t nothing violent going on.”
Rochester police have yet to determine exactly what caused the deadly crowd surge, but are investigating various possible causes “including crowd size, shots fired, pepper spray, and more,” according to CBS News.