Belly vs. Coachella
On the evening of April 20, s**t got real at Coachella. Just after rapper Belly performed his second set of the week at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Belly got into a heated confrontation with a multitude of security personnel at the set of his label-mate, The Weeknd.
Belly, whose real name is Ahmad Balshe, was reportedly walking from a sound booth towards the VIP section of The Weeknd’s set, and he reportedly had all the right credentials to be able to do so. In footage that seemingly took place right before the incident, Belly can be seen in good spirits, Milly Rocking his way into the night.
The footage of the actual fight shows a mob of people close in around Belly, many of whom are dressed in the uniform of security personnel. As Belly ducks down in the crowd of assailants, he’s met with dozens of punches. At one point, he can be seen hanging onto his bodyguard as the two help protect each other from the oncoming punches.
Although the incident has become one of the most buzzworthy events that occurred this past Coachella weekend, what caused the fight is still unknown and Coachella has yet to release any kind of comment on the situation. Still, Belly decided to weigh in on the situation over Twitter and let his fans know that he wasn’t letting it bring him down. In a tweet after the incident that evening, Belly said “20 of you pussies couldn’t take me off my feet 😴😂”. In a tweet that followed shortly after, Belly added “no negative bullshit can steal my joy.. I performed the best show of my life, on 4/20 at Coachella ‼️I really came from nothing, and I’m still here.. it’s gotta mean something.”
It’s a good thing that Belly didn’t let a little scrap get him down, especially after what he considered to be the best show of his life. He’s come a long way from his humble beginnings in Ottawa, Canada. Born in Jenin of the Palestinian West Bank under Israeli occupation, Belly and his family relocated several times in the Middle East before settling in Ottawa. By the time he was 15, Belly was signed his first deal with Capital Prophet Records, ran by Tony Sal.
Belly released his first official mixtape back in 2005, titled Death Before Dishonor: Vol. 1, and has been releasing projects ever since. On top of a prolific discography, Belly has also had a substantial amount of experience in songwriting and record production, which he has won numerous awards for. The Weeknd and Beyoncé are some of the more noteworthy names he’s done work for.
Mally Mall Weighs In
Hip-hop producer Mally Mall has weighed in on Belly’s scrap, and told TMZ that Coachella better get ready to cut Belly a check. He calls out the festival for not having a better handle on the situation, comparing them to a Fortune 500 company in terms of corporate stature and responsibility. Still, Mall’s take on the situation is that it was all a mistake.
In other Belly news, Belly went in on new-wave rappers that aren’t paying their respect to 2pac about a month ago. You can check that out here. We’ll keep you posted on any Belly updates. Until then, be sure to SHARE this article and COMMENT below!