Rapper, GloRilla, is dealing with a heavy heart from the tragic occurrence at her concert.
Shortly after another death was confirmed from the stampede at GloRilla’s Rochester concert, she expressed that she was saddened by the incident. GloRilla sent out heartfelt condolences to grieving families while also praying for the injured fans.
Rapper GloRilla Saddened By Tragic Deaths At Her Rochester Concert
The “Tomorrow 2” rapper took to her Twitter to express her sadness over the tragic occurrence. She tweeted, “I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show. My fans mean the world to me 😢praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected 🙏🏽”
Some of her Twitter followers also offered condolences to the families of the deceased. One Twitter follower wrote, “We pray for everyone that went through this 🙏🏿🙏🏿,” and another penned, “My condolences to the family and loves ones 🙏🏼”
GloRilla’s condolence comes after another person was confirmed dead from the rush. Per reports, the late victim suffered severe injuries during the stampede and was taken to the hospital. Sadly, the victim passed on. The Rochester Police confirmed this on March 6.
Police have identified the second deceased victim as 35-year-old Brandy Miller of Rochester, N.Y. The authorities also identified the first victim who passed on as Rhondesia Belton, a 33-year-old female from Buffalo, N.Y. At the time of writing this, a third woman who also sustained injuries from the incident remains in critical condition.
The sad experience occurred at GloRilla’s and Finesse2Tymes show on March 5 at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, N.Y., around 11 p.m. It followed that the crowd rushed towards the exit, probably frightened by a banging sound which they assumed were gunshots.
The effect of the panic wasn’t so good as three women were initially discovered in life-threatening conditions. Seven other people were transported to Strong Hospital with minor injuries.
I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show. My fans mean the world to me 😢praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected 🙏🏽
— GloRilla 🦍 (@GloTheofficial) March 7, 2023
Speaking about the incident, Police Chief David M. Smith said, “What began as a night of live music and fun for the performer GloRilla ended in tragedy with one person dead and two more fighting for their lives.”
He continued, “As people began to exit, the crowd began to surge and rushed towards the exit. There are some reports that shots were heard, causing the crowd to panic, but that has not been confirmed.. We are hearing many reports of potential causes, including crowd size, shots fired, pepper spray, and more.”
The Grammy-nominated rapper had reacted to the sad news immediately after it got to her notice. “I’m just now hearing about what happened wtf praying everybody is ok,” she tweeted on March 6.
The “F.N.F.” Rapper Plans On Moving From Memphis To Canada
Before the unfortunate event, the 23-year-old artist, who is fast making waves, revealed her intentions to move to a bigger city. Per reports, the singer disclosed via Twitter that relocating to Toronto has been on her mind. She tweeted, “I’m moving to Toronto !!! It’s a f*cking vibe here.”
The Canadian city has housed some big names like Drake, The Weeknd, and NAV, and GloRilla’s relocation would be an addition to the list. So far, the “Blessed” rapper has done well since she released the viral “F. N.F” song in 2022. She went on to collaborate with Grammy-winning artists Cardi B and Latto that same year.
The “Blessed” rapper says she always knew things would be good for her, but she wasn’t aware when it would happen. She previously told BET, “Every year since I started rapping I would be like ‘Aight, this gone be the year it pop off.”
While everyone mourns the heart-breaking event, the Police have stated that the incident is still under investigation.