It seems this weekend's Wireless festival has left may have been a storming success for the acts involved but not for some of the attendees present. Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall was reportedly terrified after someone threatened to knife her at a festival.
The 19-year-old singer was on her way from the backstage area through the 40,000 crowd to a raised VIP viewing platform on Saturday (July 7) when one festival-goer shouted out “I’m gonna stab you!”
A source told The Mirror: “The only way to get to the VIP platform was through the crowd. “A steward was leading the way for all the celebrities to get through but it was causing a bit of commotion.
“People were getting agitated because they thought Jade and the guys from JLS and The Saturdays and other celebrities were pushing in, while they’d been waiting to see Nicki Minaj for hours.
“The celebs were brought out just minutes before she took to the stage. Nicki was on just before the headliner, Canadian star Drake, so lots of people wanted to get a good position they could stay in until the end. It was very tightly packed.
“Lots of people were making comments at the celebs but this one was horrible. A guy screamed right into her face: ‘I’m gonna stab you!’ It was really shocking.”
After the initial panic, Jade, who attended the festival with her boyfriend, Diversity star Sam Craske, was lifted over the barrier and watched Nicki Minaj's set in total safety.
Speaking about the incident, she later said: “It was scary but I had loads of people around me so I knew I’d be safe. I think people were annoyed because they thought I was pushing in.”
Jade's bandmates Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were also at the festival.
Little Mix's press have been contacted by Entertainmentwise over the incident.
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