August Alsina had fans going wild in New York Thursday night.
Alsina-Mania is running wild in New York City.
Up-and-coming hip-hop crooner August Alsina had ladies in the front row clawing at him as he rocked the stage at SOB’s in the West Village Thursday night for a Hot 97-sponsored showcase for rising artists.
The fan-demonium got so out of control at the show that the New Orleans-bred artist had to be hoisted over the shoulder of a security guard just to get through the gauntlet of female fans clamoring for him .
“To have New York girls getting into my music is amazing,” Alsina, 21, told the Daily News after his performance.
Alsina said it was his third time performing in the Big Apple — but his first time hitting the stage at SOB’s, a venue that’s served as a launching pad for emerging singers and rappers.
“This is New York,” the baby-faced singer said. “It’s a blessing to be here. New York is one of the biggest crowds, and to be able to hold their attention means a lot.”
Cydiaa Williams, 25, of Middlesex, N.J., was among the frenzied fans who got to touch Alsina’s hand while she stood in the front row.
“I thought I was going to pass out. His energy was so positive,” she told The News. “I’ve been waiting forever to see him live.”
August Alsina performs at Hot 97’s Who’s Next at SOB’s Thursday night.
“He’s really a showstopper. A great performer.”
The show wasn’t marred by the heightened security in the wake of a Sept. 12 shootout inside the New York institution prior to a Fat Trel performance.
Among the high-profile guests who waded in with the screaming fans were actor-singer Mack Wilds, Hot 97 radio personality Angie Martinez and singer Elle Varner.
Alsina’s first single, “I Luv This S–t,” is currently getting spins on Hot 97.
He revealed to The News that his next big move is a remix to the popular song, which will feature two other well-known crooners — Chris Brown and Trey Songz.
The remix is expected to be released next week.
The fledgling R&B sensation said he won’t label himself exclusively as a singer or a rapper.
“I’m just me,” he said. “I’m honest. Period.”