A video has surfaced online showing rapper Freddie Gibbs getting into an alleged fight with a group of men just before his weekend performance in Buffalo, New York City.
On Monday, May 16, footage of Gibbs being hacked was released by TMZ. Allegedly, the incidents occurred after rumors appeared on the internet about the Indiana native artist meeting with heavy smoke.
The alleged controversy took place before Gibbs took the stage for his Space Bunny Tour with Zack Fox, MIKE, and redveil.
Before his performance, Freddie Gibbs got into a fight in Buffalo, New York City.
Freddie Gibbs got in trouble at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Buffalo on Saturday, May 14, when he was in town for a scheduled performance.
Most of the rap community thinks Benny The Butcher may have caused the confrontation.
The feud between Gibbs and The Butcher has been going on for months. But whether Butcher and his associates were somehow connected to the attack on Gibbs has yet to be confirmed.
— J RUGG (@JustinRuggiero) May 15, 2022
The messy clip featured a group of angry individuals attacking Gibbs outside of restaurants. The Big Boss Rabbit singer wore a green shirt with a pair of light-colored bottoms.
As the men pounced on Gibbs, the eyewitness recording the attack can be heard saying ‘Welcome to Buffalo’.
Before footage of the attack surfaced, a series of photos of Gibbs began flooding social media platforms.
Viral photos show him wearing a ski mask during his performance in Buffalo, presumably to cover his swollen eye.
Was Freddie Gibbs’ chain removed during the discussion?
After the video, rumors began to spread that Freddie Gibbs had snatched his chain during the fight.
Regardless, the rumors were indirectly hit by the rapper. A screenshot of a text message likely to be written by Gibbs shows Gibbs dismissing the speculation.
The beef between Gibbs and Benny The Butcher caught fire when the two former collaborators began a constant back and forth online.
– MILF (@thefitmamixxx) 16 May 2022
Support for the fight began when Benny suggested that the working relationship between him and Gibbs had come and gone during a Spotify interview.
Gibbs began defaming Benny online in March of this year. He further taunted Benny after he was shot in the leg during a robbery attempt in November 2020.