Watch The Video Of Run The Jewels Being Attacked Onstage At SXSW

18 March 2015, 13:22 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Run The Jewels at SXSW
Liam Dryden

By Liam Dryden


This year's SXSW seems to have everything going down; if you're bored of listening to Shia LaBeouf's heartbeat, perhaps you might like to rush a stage and punch a rapper?

That's how one attendee decided to spend his time during Run The Jewels' performance on the Spotify stage on Monday, and DJ Free Verse got the whole thing on video. 

Barrelling onto the stage, the unnamed assailant took a swing at Killer Mike before shoving through to get at El-P.


Don't fuck with @RUNTHEJEWELS #ForRealTho #TheSpotifyHouse #SXSW #WeLive #SpotifyHouse

A video posted by djfreeverse (@djfreeverse) onMar 16, 2015 at 3:24pm PDT


He didn't get far though, before the duo's crew dragged him off-stage, and subdued him with one punch after he attempted to stir up more trouble in the crowd.


Go to sleep trying to Run Them Jewels! #SXSW #RunTheJewels #CashThat #SpotifyHouse

A video posted by djfreeverse (@djfreeverse) onMar 16, 2015 at 3:45pm PDT

According to reports he was led out by security, while Killer Mike led the crowd in a chant of "F*CKBOY". Probably the best possible reaction to that, to be honest.

El-P commented on the incident via Twitter, and warned SXSW attendees to stay safe, after the attacker was supposedly let go due to no police witnesses.

 Luckily the incident didn't put the guys off the rest of the festival; Funny Or Die hosted them on their stage the following night.

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