Man Rushes Stage at Beyoncé and Jay-Z's On the Run II Tour Concert

The couple was unharmed and will not be pressing charges against the man, whose stage rush was captured on video

By Holly Passalaqua, Corinne Heller Aug 26, 2018 9:43 PMTags

UPDATE: An Atlanta Police Department spokesperson told E! News, "As the Jay-Z and Beyonce concert was ending late Saturday night, a man later identified as Anthony Charles Thomas Maxwell (age 26) ran onto the stage and approached Jay-Z. He was quickly stopped by people who were with the performer. Atlanta Police arrived and issued the man a citation for disorderly conduct and released him."

"At the time, there was no evidence Maxwell had made contact with Jay-Z," the spokesperson said. "Upon later investigation, officers were able to gather evidence showing Maxwell had, in fact, made contact with Jay-Z...Maxwell was treated for minor injuries on scene sustained when people around Jay-Z stopped him from further contact with the performer. No one else was injured as a result of this incident."

The spokesperson added that police have secured warrants to add additional charges of simple battery. Maxwell was taken into custody Sunday evening and transported to the Fulton County Jail, where he is currently in the booking process, the jail confirmed. 


BeyoncéJay-Z, their crew and their fans had a bit of a scare on Saturday night when a man rushed the stage during their show in Atlanta.

The couple was unharmed, partially thanks to the help of their backup dancers and security men, who sprang into action.

Bey and Jay had just finished performing their final song, their new single "Apes--t," at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when a man in a white jersey took off running up some steps to the stage and made his way towards the back in the direction of the couple. Nearby backup dancers were rendered stunned for a moment before they gave chase and confronted the person, prompting a short scuffle. They and a few security men then subdued him.

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"Thank you to all the fans for your concern," the singer's publicist wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the two performing. "They are fine and looking forward to the show tomorrow."

Beyoncé and Jay-Z are set to perform in Atlanta again on Sunday.

(Originally published on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 7:43 a.m. PT)