MGK concert shut down

Machine Gun Kelly

Halloween weekend got off to an early start Friday at Machine Gun Kelly’s concert at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Officers on the scene said they were forced to shut down the concert when a riot broke out.

A member of BSCPB said the concert was shut down during MGK’s last song, “Wild Boy.”

Jamie Hufford, a sophomore studying nursing who attended the concert, said the shutdown was an overreaction.

“Nothing really happened; we all walked out of the concert, and everyone saw MGK and wanted to show how much they loved him,” she said. “But cops came and said for MGK and everyone to get out.”

Hufford said police on the scene were attempting to arrest MGK because of the riot.

“It wasn’t anything crazy; that’s just how we are and the cops just don’t understand,” she said.

She added: “They just overreacted majorly. I mean, that’s just how his fans are; we love him.”

Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, associate director for OU's Multicultural Center and adviser for BSCPB, said the concert's ending wasn't caused by a riot.

"I thought the concert went well," she said. "There was no riot. 100 students came onstage and security took precautionary measures to make sure all students got out safely."

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