Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Sued Your Concert Cracked My Spine

8/24/2016 9:13 AM PDT

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Sued: Your Concert Cracked My Spine

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Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are being sued by 17 concertgoers who were injured when a front row railing collapsed at their New Jersey concert earlier this month.

You'll recall ... at least 40 people were hurt -- several had to be hospitalized -- when the crowd barrier gave out without warning. One of the victims says he suffered a fractured spine.

According to the suit, Snoop and Wiz yelled, "Everybody in the mother******* grass bring your ass down here" ... right before the collapse. The plaintiffs say that call to action caused the stampede which lead to the collapse.

Three of the plaintiffs were employees at the venue, BB&T Pavilion. Live Nation, which owns the venue, is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. They say the company had made shoddy repairs on the railing in the last year.

After the collapse, people fell roughly 10 feet onto the concrete below, and the show ended abruptly.