Footage shows fans breaking down entry barriers at the London venue to attend the Nigerian star’s show last night (28 November).
Fans of The O2 Wizkid in London are “reviewing security procedures” after the Nigerian star broke into the show at the venue last night.
Before the show – one of three gigs they are playing at the venue over the course of the next week – footage on social media showed crowds marching through a security checkpoint without tickets.
After the gig, in which Wizkid joined Chris Brown, Skepta and other stars onstage at the evening, The O2 shared a statement with The Independent on the security breach.
A spokesperson for the venue said: “This evening, there was a breach of security cordon at the entrance of the arena and as a result, many fans queuing up were able to enter the venue. The staff immediately brought the situation under control and the incident was resolved.
“The venue is reviewing security procedures for the remainder of this week’s shows and advises fans to arrive early for security checks tomorrow night and again on Wednesday.”
Watch the fans erupt in last night’s show below:
— AD🥇 (@98Toks) November 28, 2021
I’m so confused. Why are they running like Wizkid did. never performed in london before pic.twitter.com/7X6R8RVzNi
— GM (@GM____X) November 28, 2021
London o2 ️ . People are really coming to see Wizkid in pic.twitter.com/kE8sypphWt
— Represent London (@RepresentLondon) November 28, 2021
Following the show, many on social media are comparing scenes at the Wizkid gig to this month’s Astroworld tragedy in Houston, Texas, where unticketed fans crushed a crowd at Travis Scott’s festival, in which Ten people were killed. ,
“People with no tickets were running into O2 like Astroworld wasn’t a few weeks ago..? You are so weird to me,” wrote one on Twitter.
Like in Astroworld, the people without tickets came to O2 a few weeks ago..? You’re so weird to me.
— Electra Abundance-Evangelista (@Natalie_Ruvimbo) November 28, 2021
One more addition: It appears that the people who ran the Wizkid concert didn’t learn anything from Astroworld.
Like the incident in Astroworld, the people who entered the Wizkid concert did not just happen.
— care (@xanaan__) November 28, 2021
Wizkid is set to play two more shows at O2 this week. He will return to the venue tonight (November 29) before playing again on Wednesday (December 1).