Today in Tha Wire R&B singer August Alsina passed out and fell off the stage, mid-performance last night & BET readies 2014 Hip Hop Awards this weekend.


Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BET)
Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for BET)

Allhiphop reports R&B singer August Alsina passed out, mid-performance in New York last night.  The 22-year old was performing at the Irving Plaza as part of his The Testimony Live tour.  One minute he was singing, the next he collapsed.  Peep the video below to see how it all went down.

As you can see the shocked and stunned fans looked on as security rushed to his aid.  Once it became apparent that he was unconscious, the picked him up and called for emergency assistance.

At last word the singer was hospitalized for a brief time and fans reacted to the crazy turn of events on Twitter.  Some reported dehydration may have played a role, while another said the singer complained his stomach hurt and he didn’t get to eat before the show.  That’s all speculation at this point.  It's not clear why he feel out, as his team hasn’t made a statement about his condition yet.  Regardless, our thoughts and prayers are definitely with him and we wish a speedy recovery.

On things for sure, the New Orleans native has had a mind blowing year and he’s been performing non-stop.  So exhaustion may have played a role in him passing out.  He’s pushed out several hits, winning “Best New Artist” at the BET Awards to launching the Testimony Live Tour in mid-August and recently premiered his new video “No Love (Remix)” featuring Nicki Minaj. If that’s not enough, as he wraps up his tour, he’ll have a couple of weeks to rest before he heads back out on the road.

Listen to Tha Wire below to see what major star August will join on tour in November.   Meanwhile, check out his new video with Nicki Minaj.

Finally, ALLHipHip reports the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards is going down in Atlanta this weekend.  One of Hip Hops biggest nights will be hosted by the Snoop Dogg, who will also join a growing list of performers for the star studded event.  The show will be tapped this Saturday on the 20th, but it won’t air till October 14th at 7 pm.  As it stands Billboard reports some of raps biggest stars have already been confirmed to hit the stage including Common, Birdman, DJ Mustard, Rich Homie Quan, Migos, YG and more.

Brooklyn born raptress MC Lyte, will be this years “I Am Hip Hop Icon Award.”  She’s earned it too, as BET reports she's the first rapper to have a certified gold single ("Ruffneck"), the first female MC to release a solo album and (1988's Lyte as a Rock) and the first female solo rapper nominated for a Grammy and that’s just to name a few of her accolades.

Listen to Tha Wire below to find out what Hip Hop pioneers will pay tribute to the L-Y-T-E, plus more on the BET Cyphers segment and what countries will air the show for the first time.


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