- Rapper Shordie Shordie, 27, whacked a fan standing front row in a viral video
- A man holding a red bandana appeared to throwing gang signs up at him
- The rapper said the concertgoer was not a fan and was being disrespectful
A viral video has captured the moment a rapper paused his concert to slap and punch a man standing in the front row.
Shordie Shordie, 27, was performing over the weekend at the El Rey Theatre in California when things took an ugly turn.
Video shows the moment Shordie stopped his concert when he saw the man waving a red bandana and throwing up gang signs in an apparent taunt.
The Baltimore rapper stared down at the fan before delivering the blow and knocking him to the ground.
Shordie and a member of his entourage are seen hitting him several more times before security removed the fan.
Before returning to his set the rapper said, ‘What I look like n***a, I’m from the street n***a, don’t ever bang on me.’
The rapper addressed the incident in an Instagram video the next day.
‘That was not no fan, that was not no female, that was a disrespectful ass n***a that needed his face slapped. And we, we did that. That’s how I go. You out the lips, n***a slap the lips,’ he said.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, some users reacted to the video saying Shordie’s behavior was unnecessary.
One user wrote, ‘You slapped a fan just because of gang sign?? Some of these artist think they are God.’
‘That’s too harsh from Shordie,’ wrote another. ‘The fan should sue him for assault, he isn’t above the law.’
‘That was very uncalled for!! The dude was just having fun,’ said another.
This incident is the latest in a slew of attacks from performers while they are on stage.
In August, rapper 50 Cent threw a broken microphone offstage when it did not work which ended up hitting a concertgoer on the head.
A lawyer for the hitmaker said his client, ‘would never intentionally strike anyone with a microphone.’
Over the summer, Cardi B was cleared of charges after she threw a microphone at a fan during her Las Vegas concert.
In the incident, the rapper asked for someone to splash water on her amid triple degree temperatures, but a concertgoer hoisted a cup of liquid and ice at her, leading her to throw the mic into the audience.
Carol Dennis is an entertainment aficionado with an eye for all things pop culture. She dives into the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry, from movie premieres to music festivals. Carol’s passion for storytelling extends beyond her reporting, as she’s an aspiring screenwriter in her free time.