NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-A massive brawl erupted in New Brunswick, New Jersey during the annual Rutgersfest celebration, which included Hip Hop acts, Yelawolf and Pitbull. At least one brawl between males and females and several shootings happened. Police Director Pete Mangarella blamed the festival for the incidents. MJ.com reports:
“We were trying to get the university to curtail this last year,” Mangarella said. “The city’s concerns over this event are falling on deaf ears.”
Though none of the incidents happened on Rutgers’ campus, law enforcement officials said the popular event, which drew an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 people to a concert featuring hip-hop artists Pitbull and Yelawolf and electronic-pop act 3OH!3, was the cause of the late-night mayhem.