Rapper Krept, one half of the UK rap duo Krept and Konan has been stabbed backstage at a BBC Radio 1Xtra concert, in Birmingham, on the 6th of October 2019. The chart-topping rapper, was stabbed after a brawl broke out backstage, at the BBC gig, in Birmingham, resulting in the concert being abandoned.
West Midlands police have since said a man, whom they did not name, had sustained a slash wound, at 10pm, during an assault in the backstage area of Arena Birmingham. According to them he was treated by on-site medical staff and did not require hospital treatment.
The wounded man has since been confirmed as 29-year-old UK rapper Krept, whose real name is Casyo Johnson. In the early hours of Sunday morning, Konan (whose real name is Karl Wilson) tweeted in reference to Krept’s condition: “Bro’s good.”
— REVENGE IS SWEET NOV 1st (@konanplaydirty) October 5, 2019
Police have said no arrests have been made in connection with the incident, but officers were speaking to potential witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage. They asked for anyone with information about the assault to get in touch.
However, in an unrelated incident, a 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife, at the Arena Birmingham, on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, later on Krept himself responded, which said: “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.”
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 — REVENGE IS SWEET NOV 1st (@kreptplaydirty) October 6, 2019
The rapper, who has performed with the like of Ed Sheeran, later took to Instagram to add: “Was really looking forward to this week so I’m keeping the same energy I had, it’s gonna be a good week. Thank you for all the messages I’m good truss me. Could have been a lot worse. Stay positive my people. Happy Sunday.”
After the incident the sold-out concert was abandoned, leaving the 15,000 strong crowd disappointed. The concert, which started at 7:30pm and was supposed to finish at 11pm, was due to include performances from the likes of Aitch, French Montana, Ms Banks, and the headliner Wizkid. The concert was being livestreamed on 1Xtra, Radio 1, and BBC iPlayer.
Rappers Krept and Konan were not among the listed performers. Fans have said the gig was abandoned without explanation, other than an apology, shortly after a surprise performance from the garage star AJ Tracey, which prompted boos from the audience.
Speaking about the incident a Radio 1 spokesman, said: “Following an isolated serious incident, we have had to stop 1Xtra Live in Birmingham. We are cooperating fully with the police to establish what has happened. 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.”