Rapper WAKA FLOCKA FLAME's concert in Indiana on Friday night (05Mar10) almost turned deadly as rival gangs started shooting at each other just as the show began.
Police in Michael Jackson's native Gary, Indiana raced to World of Skates after learning gunshots had been fired at the venue.
The melee left eight teenagers shot and injured.
Reports suggest the fight started after an unidentified man took to the stage before Flame's set and poked fun at the city's rival gangs.
Flame hit the headlines in January (10) after he survived a shooting. He has since claimed he was targeted by a hitman.