A fan who attended the Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in 2016 has sued the singers and promoter Live Nation after sustaining injuries during the show when a railing collapsed.
The show in question took place on August 5, 2016 at Camden, New Jersey’s BB&T Pavilion. In the middle of the concert, Snoop Dogg told the audience, “Everybody in the motherfucking lawn, bring your ass down here.” Upon request, attendees started to surge forward, causing a barrier to collapse. Dozens of fans fell about 10 feet on concrete, people fell on top of one another, and many were crushed in the chaos. During the collapse, 50 people fell and 42 were injured.
— Elizabeth Hartka (@lizhartka) August 6, 2016
After the incident, 17 plaintiffs filed a suit against the performers and the owner of the venue back in 2016, but Snoop Dogg was cleared from the suit in 2017 for being sued in the wrong state. One of the injured fans who was 16-years-old at the time, Ericka Rose, believes that Snoop Dogg should pay for damages because he had urged the crowd to push forward. She claims that she suffered “various and diverse” injuries that caused her “great pain and suffering.” While the exact injuries were not specified, the lawsuit claims a loss in her earning capacity, medical needs and costs, and caused her “great anxiety.”
The 11-count lawsuit does not specify a damage amount, but is asking to “reasonably and properly compensate” Rosa and cover interest, as well as reimbursement of legal costs. Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus Jr., is one of the 10 defendants named in the suit, along with BB&T Pavilion, promoter Live Nation, and a handful of companies associated with the event and staging.