Rap artist Afroman is trending on social media after irate fans uploaded videos of him punching a female fan during a concert at a Biloxi, Mississippi, nightclub on Tuesday.
The rapper, whose real name is Joseph Foreman (like the former champion boxer), was promptly arrested outside the nightclub after he left the stage.
Fan videos show Foreman, 40, playing an electric guitar while an apparently inebriated (drunk) fan sauntered onstage to dance with him. When the woman backed that thang up on Foreman, he turned around and brutally sucker punched her, sending her crashing to the stage and knocking out two of her front teeth.
A male concertgoer scrambled onto the stage and briefly confronted Foreman before rushing over to the woman, who by then was on her feet and dazed.
The woman was treated at a hospital and released.
Police told WLOX Foreman was charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor.
Foreman’s rep told Billboard that his behavior “was a completely involuntary reflex reaction to people infringing on his stage space.” The rep added: “It was uncharacteristic behavior that was initiated by outside uncontrolled forces.” The rep noted that Foreman didn’t know if the fan was a man or a woman, and that he thought he was under attack.
Following the shocking incident, a Wikipedia user updated Afroman’s Wiki bio to reflect his newfound notoriety.