Footage appears to show Coachella security beat up rapper Belly during The Weeknd’s set


Ahmad Balshe, better known by his stage name Belly, is a Palestinian-Jordanian-Canadian rapper songwriter and record producer who found himself at the centre of a brawl at Coachella recently.

Belly, who is affiliated to The Weeknd and co-wrote much of the album Beauty Behind The Madness, had performed at Coachella earlier in the day before taking up position in the VIP section to watch the Weeknd’s headline set.

A video has emerged showing up to 10 security guards attacking Belly with heavy punches being thrown. According to TMZ, by the time police arrived all members of the brawl had disappeared.

“20 of you pussies couldn’t take me off my feet,” he tweeted last night. “I’m great y’all. I love you.” He later added, “no negative bullshit can steal my joy … I performed the best show of my life, on 4/20 at Coachella. I really came from nothing, and I’m still here … It’s gotta mean something.”