Beyonce may have thought her 'Mrs. Carter Show' tour was finally over but the singer is reportedly being sued by two women who claim they were trampled by the crowd at one of her North American dates.
The 32-year-old performed at the United Center in Chicago on December 13 for which the two women claim to have bought general admission standing tickets to ensure that they would be able to get close to the stage.
Beyonce is being sued by two women who attended one of her 'Mrs. Carter Show' concerts (Femke Boermans/GoldenEye)
According to Chicago's CBS Local, Raquel Castellanos and Gabriella Davidson state that they had arrived at the venue several hours earlier to beat the crowd but the horde of people became “anxious” about waiting, prompting the women who are “long-time fans of Beyonce” to be trampled by a “rushing mob.”
Both women are said to have suffered several broken bones and other injuries after being knocked unconscious in the chaos.
The lawsuit filed by Castellanos and Davidson against Beyonce, concert promoters Live Nation Entertainment and The United Center, said in a statement: “As the hours passed, the group became larger, more dense and more anxious about how, when and where the gate(s) would be released and where ticket holders and fans were supposed to enter The United Center - none of which was explained.”
The women claim that the venue opened the standing gates at around 7pm “without instruction or any reasonable system to permit and orderly entrance” and allege that nothing was done to protect them against the crowd.
The 'Drunk In Love' singer performing on her world tour (David Sims/WENN)
“To the contrary, The United Center encouraged it by the set up which it created and controlled,” the lawsuit states.
After the stampede, Castellanos and Davidson say they were helped by two other women believed to be other concert-goers and were later tended to by two Chicago police officers before being taken to a hospital by the Chicago Fire Department.
The pair are seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.