Just in case you decided to watch regular television over the weekend instead of your regular YouTube programming, you may have been somewhat confused to see YouTube come to you instead. During Saturday’s live performance of the UK’s talent show, X Factor, one of the contestants was attacked and had their stage invaded when notorious YouTube pranksters, Trollstation, decided to get involved.
Just after Honey G’s performance of MC Hammer’s ‘Can’t Touch This’, the rapper was suddenly rushed on stage by four men who tried to grab her microphone and climb all over the stage like idiots. The group were quickly rushed off the stage by security, but the whole “prank” was caught on camera by another Trollstation member in the audience chanting their name the whole time. You can see this footage below:
Since the X Factor show, ITV have released an official statement regarding the “prank”: There “was a stage invasion by four men, with one further person in support. All five had been in the audience. They were spoken to by police and security and have now been removed from the studio”. Alas, it seems like there wasn’t enough support for the shaken Honey G following the attack, as she was then booted out of the show the next day.
Trollstation have been sharing images and videos of their “prank” across their social media and seem to be very proud of themselves for another dank YouTube video – but we have to wonder whether it’s even real at this point. The group are known for stealing things from National Galleries and even Snapchatting from inside prison, so how come they keep getting access to such high profile media outlets? The mystery may never be solved…