Yo Gotti Baltimore Show Turns Into A Riot; Club Could Be Closed
A riot after a Yo Gotti show in a Baltimore club could result in the venue’s closing.
Popular Baltimore club Velvet Rope hosted Yo Gotti on February 25th, but the show spiraled into chaos, after fans stormed the doors in an attempt to get inside of the venue.
According to the Baltimore Sun, fans threw chairs and signs and more than 50 police officers and a helicopter were called to the club to restore order.
Early Thursday morning (March 4) two men became involved in a brawl inside the Velvet Rope were shot and wounded just blocks away from the city’s popular Inner Harbor, a tourist attraction.
The incident was caught on surveillance camera’s posted throughout the downtown area and shortly after the shooting, police stopped a van and retrieved a .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun.
Matthew Craighead, 26, has been charged with attempted murder in relation to the shooting, which took place just two blocks away from the Velvet Rope.
The Velvet Rope’s is represented by attorney Paul. H. Gardner, a popular Baltimore-based lawyer who once represented the infamous party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi Gardner claimed the shooting incident happened off the club’s premises.
"There is no way this club is in any way responsible,” Gardner told The Sun. “The shooting didn't happen inside the club. It didn't happen right outside the club. Security did everything they were supposed to do."
A hearing over The Velvet Rope’s fate will take place March 25th.