2 Chainz, who was set to perform on Mar. 18, 2016at South By Southwest, a music and arts festival, was under a billing for Beer N' Tacos, a mixed media entertainment platform.
The billing also included such acts as Torey Lanez, the Travis Porter trio, Young Dolph, Trae the Truth, Lil' Durk, and Boosie Badazz.
According to witnesses, a group of people tried to bumrushthe venuewithout tickets and the police were called to disperse them.
"Police said employees at the door called them around 11:15 p.m. saying they were getting overpowered by people, many of them without tickets, and that the situation had gotten out of control inside the venue,"read a report inThe Austin American Statesman, an Austin publication. "There was a report of someone holding a gun, but it has not been confirmed, police said."
According to some reports, there was also an incident inside the venue that led to the cancellation of the show.
Beer N' Tacos denied there being any incident inside the venue.
"There was NO fight or incident inside of Austin Hall as rumors have stated," reportedthe official Beer N' Tacos Twitter feed. "There was an incident OUTSIDE that led to the door being held. With that incident being handled without ANY serious issues, the venue proceed to open the doors to allow people in."
"The crowd rushed in and they shut the venue down..." added Beer N' Tacos in a final tweet.