Whew, that was a lot of kids. Luckily, no one was hurt.
A Shaker Heights ( A Cleveland Suburb) Rapper, took to twitter to create a flash mob at the Southpark Mall. What happened later was utter chaos. The rapper was arrested and an entire mall closed. The rapper’s name is MGK a.k.a Machine Gun Kelly.
All this time I thought flash mobs were merely carefully choreographed dance ensembles that were performed at random in a public place. Unbeknownst to me, it can be a lot of other things and a lot of things can go wrong. I have no idea what MGK had in mind, but I’m sure he had no intentions of doing what went down……. at least I hope not. Especially after landing a deal with the Bad Boy’s label as a few days ago. Yup, none other that Puffy Combs.
Strongsville Police made several arrests Saturday evening after Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly a.k.a “MGK” went flash mobbing through Southpark Mall.
The scene quickly turned into a frenzy on the second level of the mall in the food court.
Rapper MGK, whose real name is Colson Baker, 21 from Shaker Heights, refused to get down from a table close to a railing, so cops quickly placed him and other group members under arrest.
The rapper and his crew were taken out of the mall in cuffs and slapped with misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct charges
No injuries were reported……..
Just in case you were as clueless as I was, here is the official definition of a flash mob.
A flash mob (or flashmob)is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, artistic expression or—in some cases—violence. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails.
The term, coined in 2003, is generally not applied to events and performances organized for the purposes of politics (such as protests), commercial advertisement, publicity stunts that involve public relation firms, or paid professionals. In these cases of a planned purpose for the social activity in question, the term smart mobs is often applied instead.