The American singer Trey Songz fell victim to an attempted robbery after performing at Brixton Academy for a BBC 1xtra concert in Brixton.
While he was signing autographs for fans at the back of the popular venue on Monday, a would-be robber tried to grab chains from his around his neck before making off with others in a car.
Police said that there may have been a gun involved in the incident, which took place at 12.30am
The ‘Heart Attack’ singer took to Twitter at 5am to say: “Shout to the Brixton jack boys who tried to get me… better luck next time n****s.” The message was retweeted thousands of times, with Brixton trending globally for a while yesterday.
A spokesperson for Lambeth police confirmed the incident. She said: “It is reported that at the rear of Brixton Academy an attempt was made to grab chains from the neck of a man as he emerged from the premises.
“Security personnel intervened and it is said the suspect produced what was believed to be a firearm. The suspect, and a number of others, made off in a vehicle.”
No shots were fired during the attack, and CID officers say their investigations are continuing.