Saturday’s tragedy in Kansas City may have started on Friday night, when Kasandra Perkins attended a Trey Songz concert at The Midland Theater. The Kansas City Star reports that Perkins and Chief’s linebacker Jovan Belcher got into an argument early Saturday morning over her late night out at the show. A friend of Perkins said that she returned to their home on Crysler Avenue around 1 a.m. that night, and that though the couple had argued frequently during their three years together, she wasn’t aware of any physical abuse.
After hearing that Perkins may have attended his concert, Songz made sure to remove himself from the situation. “I don’t delete tweets, nor am I insensitive to death. I had no knowledge of the murder/suicide incident until now,” he posted. “As sad as it may be, it has nothing to do with me. Sending prayers to the families and friends of the people involved.”
About an hour earlier, Trey had tweeted about Friday’s successful show. “Kansas City was a movie last night! Chitown we here baby!!!!!!”
Belcher shot and killed Perkins on Saturday morning, before traveling to the Chief’s facility and killing himself in front of team staff members. The couple leaves behind a 3-month-old daughter, who will be raised by Belcher’s mother in Long Island. Despite the incident, the Chiefs will play their scheduled home game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.