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Police: Rapper’s Concert Led To Tasings, Vandalism

Fans of a rapper known for unruly and sometimes violent concerts wreaked havoc on downtown Blackfoot on Friday night.

Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne put on a concert that got so out of hand, police said two people were Tased and that’s not all.

“We had 4 additional officers there, and we still had the issues we had,” said Blackfoot Police Chief David Moore.

The rapper is known for promoting thug life. His name is even a reference to a high-powered firearm.

At concert hall El Centenario Friday night, police said some of the rap artist’s 1,300 eastern Idaho fans busted the plate glass window at Blackfoot Gifts Bazaar next to the venue.

“That owner is very upset,” said Moore. “They’re upset with the venue, they’re upset with the owner of the El Centenario, they’re upset that we even allowed this band to come to town.”

The damage is obvious. A large piece of plywood is tacked over a hole where the window used to be. Owners said replacing the window will cost about $500. Blackfoot Police said fans of Tech N9ne’s so-called “Hostile Takeover Tour” didn’t stop here.

Neighbors reported swarms of underage drinkers, and cops confirm several minor in possession violations. One fan was tased by a security guard, another by police.

Our station spent about a half an hour talking to the owners of the damaged building. They said they didn’t want to talk on camera for fear of retaliation by El Centenario management.

Police said they are interviewing a suspect in connection with the vandalism.

In July of 2011, a Tech N9ne band member was shot after a show in Reno, NV.

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