Rapper Krept 'slashed backstage' at BBC Radio 1XTRA live show
Rapper Krept has confirmed he is “good” after reports that he was assaulted at a BBC Radio 1Xtra live event in Birmingham.
The show at the Arena Birmingham was halted on Saturday night after reports a man suffered slash wounds backstage.
Krept, who is one half of the UK rap duo Krept and Konan, ensured fans he was doing well after the attack.
My people thanks for the messages Im good, ill be back in no time. God was with me trust me. Cant keep a good man down💪🏾❤️
— I SPY OUT NOW (@kreptplaydirty) October 6, 2019
The 29-year-old tweeted on Sunday: “My people thanks for the messages I’m good, ill be back in no time. God was with me trust me. Cant keep a good man down.”
The live event was due to include performances from artists such as Wizkid, French Montana, Aitch and DaniLeigh.
West Midlands Police said they were alerted to an assault in the backstage area by the venue’s security at about 10pm.
Officers said the victim suffered a slash wound but did not require hospital treatment, and would not comment on their identity.
The BBC apologised for calling off the event but said safety was a priority.
A statement from BBC Radio 1 said: “Following an isolated serious incident, we have had to stop 1Xtra Live in Birmingham.
“We are co-operating fully with the police to establish what has happened.”
“Following an isolated serious incident, we have had to stop 1Xtra Live in Birmingham. We are co-operating fully with the police to establish what has happened.”
— Radio 1 Press Office (@BBCRadio1PR) October 5, 2019
In a further statement, it said: “We’re sorry to everyone who attended 1Xtra Live in Birmingham for the early finish; however, the health and safety of everyone involved is always our top priority.
“We are upset and saddened that something like this should happen to a guest at one of our events and we remain in close contact and continue to offer our full support.”