Hot 97’s 2015 Summer Jam concert went down at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sunday night (riots and all) and we have pics and videos of the blockbuster performances from Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill, Teyana Taylor, Fabolous, Big Sean and many more. Peep the concert pics and video footage inside…
Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam was jammed packed with performances from some of Hip Hop and R&B’s biggest names. Unfortunately, the mega concert ended with New Jersey State Police swarming Met Life Stadium in riot gear and spraying tear gas at concertgoers after a massive riot broke out. We’ll get to that in a minute…but first, let’s give the run-down on the performances:
This year’s Summer Jam came with a slew of surprise performances from some of your fave old and new entertainers. Kicking off this year’s concert, Teyana Taylor flexed her vocals and dance skills on the festival stage located just outside of MetLife Stadium.
The “Maybe” singer took it back to the 90s bringing out platinum selling R&B girl group Total (Kima & Pam) during her set. The ladies joined forces on Total’s throwback classic hit, “Can’t You See.”
New Jersey Native Fetty Wap (picked to be apart of XXL’s 2015 Freshman Class) rocked the stage with his radio hit “Trap Queen” on the festival stage.
Detroit native Dej Loaf, also joining the 2015 XXL Freshman Class, had everyone singing along to her 2014 hit, “Try Me.” We hear she’s suppose to be dropping a new EP this month.
Other performers on the festival stage included, B.o.B., Travis Scott, Joey BadA$$, Travis Scott, Charles Hamilton and Chedda Da Connect.
On the stadium stage….
MMG singer Omarion hit the stage to perform heavily spinned radio hit, “Post To Be”, sans Jhene Aiko, and a few of his new cuts.
Ty Dolla $ign hit the stage next, singing the hook on Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em.” Then he brought out Taylor Gang honcho Wiz Khalifa to perform “We Dem Boyz.” And of course, “Mary Jane” made a cameo.
Next up on the stage…R&B crooner Trey Songz.
Trigga got the ladies all hot and bothered as he serenaded the crowd with his sultry hits, including “Na Na,” “Foreign,” “Say Aah,” “Slow Motion” and “Bottoms Up.”
Then, he stripped off his shirt to show off his physique, which sent the ladies in a frenzy.
Fellow VA native Chris Brown took the stage to wow the audience with his electrifying dance moves and high-energy performance, following all the drama he caused in L.A. over ex-girlfriend Karrueche a few days ago. Sip that tea HERE.
During his set, he performed some of his infectious hits, such as “New Flame,” “Loyal” and “Poppin.” Breezy thanked everyone for being there through all of his trials and tribulations then launched his performance of “Ayo.”
After his set, Breezy brought out “Power” star/executive producer 50 Cent:
Following an epic G-Unit reunion at Summer Jam 2014, Fif was joined by Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo on stage.
Soon after, “Coke Boy” rapper French Montana hit the stage where he paused for a tribute in honor of his friend/rapper Chinx Drugz who was murdered recently.
Next up…Fabolous and his star-studded set:
As one of the highlights of the evening, Fab brought out a slew of surprise guests during his set, including Lil Kim, Fat Joe & Remy Ma, Busta Rhymes, Redman & Method Man, Raekwon, The Lox, Mobb Deep and Mase:
Conscious rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped some bars from his tracks “Blacker The Berry” and “Swimming Pools.”
Detroit native (and newly single) Big Sean, dressed in all white, rocked the stage with his performance of “IDFWU,” followed by tracks “Blessings,” “Paradise,” “All Your Fault,” and “Play No Games.”
Closing the concert….
MMG rapper stormed the stage with his high energy track “I’m A Boss” that had the crowd amped and standing on their feet. Soon after, the Philly native had Future join him on stage.
Ciara’s ex-fiancé performed a few of his hits, including “Commas,” “Real Sisters” and “Trap N*ggas.” The two also took a moment to remember Chinx.
A highlight during the concert…
Meek surprised concertgoers bringing out his girlfriend Nicki Minaj, days after she surprised fans bringing out Meek for her X Games performance.
After the Young Money raptress finished spitting a few bars from her track “Truffle Butter,” she went into a woman empowerment rant, encouraging her fans to stay in school and for the ladies to get their own money.
As she was exiting the stage, Nicki and Meek exchanged “I Love Yous.” Check it below:
Check out this compilation video from each performance below:
Now…on to the riot…
While Kendrick Lamar was on stage, ish went totally left outside of MetLife Stadium. The New Jersey State Police showed up in riot gear to disperse a crowd of people who were trying to force their way inside of the sold out concert.
According to reports, people began climbing over fences to get inside and that’s when chaos erupted. A riot ensued where bottles were thrown, multiple fights broke out and authorities had to deploy tear gas to try and gain control.
Some concertgoers told NBC 4 New York that there were many people who legally bought tickets (setting them back hundreds of dollars) and were turned away at the gate. We hear, radio station owner Emmis New York plans on refunding those who didn’t get in.
Reportedly, 61 arrests were made and eventually the police were able to gain control. Yikes!
Hot 97 issued this statement:
“When fans realized tickets were not available at the box office, a small number of people created an unsafe environment, and for the safety of all guests, the New Jersey State Police were on scene to disperse the crowd. The gates were closed at that time. No further entry was permitted into the event.”
Sighs…peep the madness above.
Photos: YBF correspondent Rodney Gibson/Joe Chea/Pete Monsanto/HOT 97