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Mall of America brawl sparked by Drake, Lil Wayne rumors (VIDEO)

Fighting broke out at Minnesota's Mall of America between teenagers in a food court, and quickly escalated to dozens of fights involving 200 people, on one of the mall's busiest shopping days of the year.
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Police arrested 10 people after a massive post-Christmas brawl at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Mark Erickson/Getty Images)

Well, this is one way to celebrate the day after Christmas.

At the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, a massive fight broke out Dec. 26, reportedly after rumors that rappers Lil Wayne and Drake were to perform.

The Mall of America brawl began with about 20 teens fighting in a food court, and quickly escalated. By the end the violence had spread around the behemoth mall, involving some 200 people and lasting for hours, the St. Cloud Times reported.

Dec. 26 is normally one of the busiest shopping days of the year at the Mall of America, the nation's largest mall by total enclosed floor area.

Ten people were arrested, mainly on suspicion of trespassing and disorderly conduct.

Neither Drake nor Lil Wane were scheduled to appear.

Some witnesses suggested the incident was a flash mob or “smash-and-grab” mob, the Times said.

"I was on the third-floor railing and saw a massive group of people (on the first floor)," Makenzie Shofner, 15, told the Minnesota Star Tribune. "It looked like they were trying to pull people's stuff out of their bags.

"My heart was racing."

 

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