by Paul Cashmere - October 27 2009
photo by Ros O'Gorman
Akon became his own security in Melbourne last night when he went into the crowd to break up a brawl at Hisense Arena.
Akon fan Andrew, who was at the show, tells Undercover.com.au, “They were three songs into Akon’s set when a fight broke out. He finished off the song then came over to the side of the stage. Then he went into the crowd to try and break up the fight but got pretty vicious”.
Akon addressed the crowd. “I don’t know if you all know how hard it took me to get here,” he said. “It took me almost 2 years for Australia to let me back in the country and I am not going to let them fuck up our concert tonight”.
However, that wasn’t the end of it. A second fight broke soon after. “The same blokes started the fight on the other side of the arena,” Andrew tells Undercover. “They were even kicked out after the first fight. Akon stopped the show a second time and asked if it were the same guys”.
“The majority of the crowd were young girls and everyone was there to have a good time,” Andrew said.
The incident was captured on a camera phone and posted to YouTube. Watch what happened here: