BBC Radio 1Xtra event in Birmingham called off after rapper Krept 'slashed' in backstage incident

According to social media, Krept was slashed in the backstage incident at the BBC Radio 1Xtra event in Birmingham (Picture: Getty)

A BBC Radio 1Xtra Live event in Birmingham had to be stopped after rapper Krept suffered a slash wound in an assault backstage.

Police were called to the show at the Arena Birningham on Saturday night after the assault, which happened at around 10pm.

In a tweet, Krept from duo Krept & Konan said: “My people thanks for the messages Im good, ill be back in no time. God was with me trust me. Cant keep a good man down.”

West Midlands Police said they were called to the event, where the lineup featured Wizkid, Aitch and DaniLeigh, by security staff at Arena Birmingham.

They said a man - who has been named on social media as rapper Krept - suffered a “slash wound” during the assault but was treated by on-site medical staff and didn’t need hospital treatment.

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The force said: “Security @ArenaBirmingham alerted us to an assault which took place in the backstage area at 10pm on Saturday.

“It’s understood that a man sustained a slash wound during the assault. He was treated by on site medical staff and did not require hospital treatment.”

A statement from BBC Radio 1 said: "Following an isolated serious incident, we have had to stop 1Xtra Live in Birmingham.

"We are co-operating fully with the police to establish what has happened."

It added: "We're sorry to everyone who attended 1Xtra Live in Birmingham for the early finish; however, the health and safety of everyone involved is always our top priority.

"We are upset and saddened that something like this should happen to a guest at one of our events and we remain in close contact and continue to offer our full support."

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