Rich Homie Quan Pimp Slaps Fan (2014)
Every fan dreams of one day being on stage with their favorite artist, but one Rich Homie Quan enthusiast went a little too far to make that a reality, attempting to use the "Some Type of Way" rapper's arm to climb on stage. Quan allegedly "pimp slapped" the Wisconsin concertgoer then threatened to continue the onslaught before his security team held the 24-year-old rapper back.
Akon Tosses Fan Into Another Fan (2008)
New York isn't always known for being polite to its performers, so when one fan threw something at Akon on stage the Senegalese singer/producer decided to teach the Fishkill, NY concertgoer some manners. According to witnesses Akon brought the 15-year-old fan up on stage, where the "Smack That" singer then threw him back into the crowd. Unfortunately for the Konvict Muzick head honcho, the boy landed on female fan Abby Rosa, who was later diagnosed with a concussion. Akon pleaded guilty and was ordered to do community service.
Action Bronson Body Slams Stage Crasher (2014)
It's common practice to turn up at a hip hop show, but one overzealous Action Bronson fan found out the hard way what happens when you test boundaries by jumping up on stage. The bearded MC wasted no time charging the man and body slamming him WWE style, then thrusting him back into the crowd like a rag doll while the crowd cheered. The burly Bronson recently also got into a physical altercation with a security guard earlier this year after the man tried to stop him from smoking marijuana onstage.
Pitbull Punches Man Making it Rain Onstage (2009)
Most people would welcome the notion of money thrown in their face, but as one Colorado fan discovered, Pitbull refuses to be rained on. "Mr. Worldwide" was doing his thing, entertaining the crowd when a man began throwing money toward the stage. After Pit pulled him up on stage the man threw money in the Reggaeton rapper's face. Pit thanked the man with his fist, punching him off stage and back into the crowd. Pit, who later said he acted out of instinct, was never charged for the incident.
Wale 'Mushes' Twitter Heckler at WWE Event (2014)
DMV rapper Wale might be considered a conscious MC by many, but like the staff at Complex, one WWE fan learned the hard way, not to let the smooth taste fool you. In an interview with MTV the MMG wordsmith said he was being taunted by a fan on Twitter. As it turns out that fan was in the building as well, when the "Lovehate Thing" rhymer confronted the wrestling fan, mushing his face in an incident that, unlike the action going on in the ring, was very real. Wale was never charged and the fan got an up close and personal encounter with some real live action outside the ring.
Game Almost Causes an International Incident (2011)
He may have been overseas, but controversial MC, Game had to show one fan in Norway how the West Coast gets down. After being hit with a bottle from the crowd, the "Hate it or Love it" rapper dove into the sea of people in full-on attack mode, as reported by TMZ. It didn't appear any punches were thrown but Game was heard yelling, "You ain't so tough now, boy," before hopping back on stage to finish his set. No charges were filed and the show went on without a hitch. Just another day in the life of Chuck Taylor.
Busta Attacks Fan Trying To Leave (2007)
Busta Rhymes has earned a reputation as having one of hip hop's most high-energy live shows, but in 2006 one fan found out just how serious Bussa Bus is about crowd participation. 32-year-old Alex Duncan got up to leave upon learning that Fabolous would not be performing. But rather than inconspicuously slipping out the exit, Duncan stood up while the rest of the crowd had gotten down, per Busta's request. The Jamaica, Queens rapper doused Duncan with water and pelted him with multiple water bottles. Busta's bodyguard also punched the man, who would later press charges. The "Dangerous" MC was ordered to pay Duncan $75,000 by a Brooklyn judge. Busta caught some heat six years later when he poured liquor on a French female fan that kept pulling on his pants.
Odd Future Attacks Fan On Stage (2013)
There's never a dull moment on or off stage when it comes to the "Loiter Squad," and back in December 2013 San Antonio fan Chassan Rasagi was taught a tough lesson. The 17-year-old jumped on stage at the group's show and was attacked by the LA collective. Rasagi, who some witnesses said threw the first punch, suffered two seizures as well as lacerations and burns on his body.
Bizzy Bone Attacks Fans on His Tour Bus (2011)
For most fans getting to step into a rapper's tour bus is a dream come true, but for two Chicago men it quickly turned into a nightmare in 2011, after they were assaulted by eccentric Bone Thugs-n-Harmony MC, Bizzy Bone. The victims, who said they paid $80 apiece for a meet-and-greet with the entire group, caught Bizzy off guard by being on his tour bus. Consequently the impulsive rapper assaulted both men, and according to TMZ, leaving one with a broken nose.
A$AP Rocky Slaps Female Fan (2013)
2013 was a big year for A$AP Rocky, who released his highly anticipated debut album. But at a show in Philadelphia the "Fashion Killa" MC learned that it's "more money, more 'Fuckin' Problems'" when he was accused of slapping a female fan, who happened to also be a young mom, while attempting to make his way through the crowd at the Made In America festival. In addition to bad press, Rocky was charged with misdemeanor simple assault
HotNewHipHop takes a look at 10 different altercations between rappers and their fans.
For as long as hip hop has been a part of popular culture, it has been one of the more interactive genres in music. But while most MCs like to make the crowd a part of the show, fans sometimes go to far in trying to get close to their favorite artist. Whether they're heckling or showing love, the stage has always been an "Enter at your own risk" zone. Rappers more often than not like to settle their disputes lyrically, but when strangers get too close, instincts kick in and they won't hesitate to take it back to the neighborhood they grew up in (and neither will their bodyguards). So concertgoers be warned: Heckling, making it rain, or trying to get up on stage might seem like a good idea at the time but it also might immortalize your spot as the next great YouTube sensation. These days everyone wants to become part of the show, but be careful what you wish for.