Epic/Koch recording artist Yung Berg missed a scheduled performance in Detroit on Saturday (August 23), following an early morning altercation that left the young rapper badly bruised, AllHipHop.com has confirmed.
Yung Berg, who was scheduled to headline Hot 102.7's Summer Jam, cancelled his appearance hours before the show, which also boasted performances by Shawty Lo, Mike Jones, 112 front man turned solo artist Slim, crooner Mario and Yung Joc's group Hot Stylez.
"Yung Berg was in town and scheduled to perform at Summer Jam," Radio One Detroit Marketing Director Kathie Stonehouse told AllHipHop.com. "He made an appearance at Plan B Nightclub on Friday night. The word we got was that he was attacked and he was bruised pretty badly. As a result, he decided he didn't want to take the stage on Saturday."
According to several sources, the 23-year-old Chicago rapper was robbed and beaten during an altercation at the popular Downtown nightclub early Saturday morning.
Shortly after entering the venue, which is reportedly co-owned by rapper Trick Trick, Berg, born Christian Ward, was allegedly confronted by a group of men over disparaging comments he had made about Detroit rappers, during a previous visit to the city.
According to a witness, despite the presence of his personal bodyguard who was also involved in the fight, Yung Berg was unable to defend himself and was reportedly relieved of his jewelry, including a multi-colored diamond encrusted “Transformers” chain.
Once alerted to the situation, Yung Berg's driver, hired by Radio One because of his security background, interjected, escorting him out of the venue and out of harm's way.
Hours after rumors of the altercation appeared online Saturday, photos began circulating of a man sporting the chain. Trick Trick declined to speak on the incident.
This is the second time Yung Berg has made headlines in as many weeks.
Only days before the August 12 release of his debut album Look What You Made Me, Yung Berg and members of his entourage were arrested in New York following an argument with a limousine driver.
He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of marijuana.
At press time, the Detroit Police Department had no comment on the altercation.