A Houston nightclub with a history of issues was shut down on Sunday during an all-black party featuring Fabolous and Trey Songz.
Local outlet ABC 13 reports that the Houston Fire Marshall’s office was shut down for being overcapacity. Fire Chief Samuel Pena said the club was given the option to re-open within capacity guidelines but chose to remain closed for the night.
“If there was an emergency, a fire, or something that would have occurred inside, we would have had a massive loss of life because the means of entry,” Pena said. “The exits were blocked.”
The club was hosting an event titled “The Black Affair” with Trey Songz and Fabolous as the featured guests. The event was a huge draw, with an estimated 200 people waiting online outside to get in.
Club Spire’s liquor license has been previously suspended. The license was revoked in June for violating social distancing rules.
Ahead of the event, Fabolous promoted it on Instagram as a continuation of promoter Larry Morrow’s birthday celebration. The shutdown comes as Morrow is facing criticism on social media for hosting a series of birthday parties in Houston, according to HipHopDX. Venues in Morrow’s hometown of New Orleans are currently closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The incident at Club Spire comes on the heels of his event held at Clé, featuring a performance by Bow Wow. A video was widely circulated on social media showing the packed club. The event drew harsh criticism after the video revealed Bow Wow performing in front of a mostly unmasked crowd.
This is the second event that led to a club getting shut down and fined over a Trey Songz appearance. An Ohio club got shut down in December after Trey Songz was seen taking selfies and sharing drinks with clubgoers in attendance.