(AllHipHop News) Now it's clear why Jay-Z took precautions and brought over 30 bodyguards with him to the V Festival in the UK.
The rapper had just finished his second set of the weekend, when dozens of people rushed a celebrity VIP area, and started fighting with security guards on site, at Tape nightclub's VIP backstage lounge.
According to The Sun, Jay-Z and Rihanna were ushered off the grounds as 20 officers attempted to regain control of the situation.
Witnesses said the unruly, unwelcomed crowd fought with security, smashed tables and chairs, broke glasses and completely destroyed the backstage VIP area.
"One man smacked a steward in the mouth twice. Another stomped on one of the steward's chests. He was taken to the first aid tent. No one knew what to do, and security completely lost control. It was very serious," a witness said.
Jay-Z and Rihanna retreated to safety in the mogul's multimillion dollar luxury helicopter.