Afroman punches woman who came on stage during concert
Joseph Foreman, 40, also known as Afroman, was performing onstage Tuesday night after Biloxi’s Mardi Gras parade when a woman walked onto the stage.
In video captured of the incident, he can be seen punching the woman and knock her to the floor.
According to the Biloxi Police Department, the woman then made a citizen’s arrest, and the “Because I Got High” musician was arrested and charged with misdemeanor simple assault. He paid $330 bond.
Watch footage of the incident below:
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TMZ obtained an additional angle:
“Afroman was about five songs into his set when the incident occurred. We pulled the plug on him, and security met him at the bottom of the stage to escort him outside, where he was taken into custody, ” said Chase Taylor, who owns the nightclub where Afroman was performing. “Kress Live does not condone this type of behavior. We like to keep a safe environment, and we addressed the situation the best way we could,” said Taylor.
But Afroman’s representatives claim the entire incident was simply a reflexive reaction to the woman coming up on the stage.
“This was a completely involuntary reflex reaction to people infringing on his stage space,” a prepared statement by Afroman’s rep read. “It was uncharacteristic behavior that was initiated by outside uncontrolled forces.”