American hip-hop duo get involved in violent brawl while around Auckland

Publish Date
Friday, 4 January 2019, 10:52AM

American hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd were reportedly involved in a violent brawl outside Auckland's Skytower on Thursday.

A member of the duo was left with blood on his body following the confrontation.

Emergency services were quick to arrive at the incident where a man was injured by a broken bottle shortly after 4pm at the intersection of Victoria St West and Federal St.

While it's unclear what role the American duo and their entourage had in the incident, member Slim Jxmmi was seen talking to police with blood on his forearm and torso soon after.

A witness told the Herald he heard a scuffle and a bottle shattering at about 4pm. When he looked over he saw seven men fighting and the broken bottle being used as a weapon.

Another source contacted the news outlet, saying he was involved in the incident and challenged the Americans because they were filming a friend of his - a homeless man who had been drinking.

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He thought it was inappropriate and in turn decided to film the group himself but they took offence to being filmed and confronted him.

The duo are in New Zealand while on their tour which includes shows in Australia and Asia.