Venturing outside for post-Christmas shopping is dangerous, yet rumors that two of the most popular rappers are bargain hunting in your local mall can make things even worse. A riot broke out at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. on Monday, believed to be the result of a false report that Drake and Lil Wayne were each in the building—y'know, enjoying holiday sweater sales and the best Cinnabon the Midwest has to offer. According to local police, a total of 10 fights occurred—the first originating in the mall's food court area around 4:20 p.m.—with youths throwing multiple plastic chairs, causing some businesses to temporarily shut their doors. 10 arrests were made with nearly 200 people involved in the melee, the likes of which crowds for the opening of Alexander McQueen for Target or Versace for H&M; have never seen before. My how quickly the holiday spirit leaves us—and we thought the Midwest was supposed to breed nice and polite children? "It is very unfortunate to see these incidents occurring, especially during the holiday shopping season when families are out spending time together," said a spokesperson for the mall. Luckily, no injuries or stolen goods have been reported following the incident.
There's still no word on what caused shoppers to believe that Drizzy and Weezy were in town, as the two have kept fans abreast to their holiday activity on Twitter:
Sk8n wit my nigga P.Rod and nem and loving life. Happy holidays!Stevie where u at?! Tyler where u at?! Taco where da fug u at?!!— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 26, 2011
Still in LA sk8'n my azz off slime.— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) December 27, 2011
I ask "Yo cj do they have chicken burgers"...To which he replies "they might do" #jacksonmisissippi— Drizzy (@Drake) December 27, 2011
Put this down as yet another example of extreme Drake fandom. Drizzy has already publicly reprimanded both the fan who declared her love for Toronto's finest with body ink and her tattoo artist, but he might need to set a entirely new set of ground rules before his next album drops. They're just so proud of you, Drake. Watch the mayhem unfold, and rethink your next shopping trip, below.