News: Drake's Bodyguard Bloodies Fan At Florida Concert [Video]
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 11:45AM
Young Money star Drake has reportedly been accused of involvement in a battery incident which took place at his Jacksonville, Florida show last week.
Details on the victim and what allegedly took place hit the Internet Wednesday (September 29) evening.
Jeremis Soriano said the incident took place Thursday night at a club where he was loudly praising at the singer, triggering one of the singer's bodyguards to bust his lip with a swift sock to the mouth, causing Soriano to get six stitches at Jacksonville's Memorial Hospital. "Before I got to say his name, he hit me in the mouth and I fell back," Soriano told Fox30. (Radar Online)
The victim's accompanying friend also confirmed the incident.
His female friend, who was first pushed away by Drake, maintains that there was no physical contact on their behalf. "He never put his hands on Drake, he never put his hands on the security guard. He never even made a fist to hit the security guard for the security guard to come and hit him that hard," she said. "Drake went to get on his bus and he flicked me off in my face and was like, 'F you, you're nothing.'" Soriano is currently seeking legal advice and plans to file suit against the hip-hop star. He says he doesn't want much, only reimbursement for his medical bills. (Rap-Up)
Drake's incident comes less than 24 hours after reports emerged claiming Southern rapper Paul Wall struck a fan at his concert last weekend.
It all went down Sunday night at the Low Low Car Show in San Antonio, Texas -- Paul Wall was performing on stage with rapper Slim Thug ... when some dumb*ss in the front row threw a middle finger in Paul's face. Paul can be seen exchanging a few words with the guy -- right before the rapper winds up and beats him several times with his mic. We're told the finger-waving fan got tossed out -- and so far, no police report has been filed. Paul's rep declined to comment. (TMZ)
Wall later released a statement confirming the incident took place.
"I want to sincerely apologize to my San Antonio Fans as well as Paul Wall Fans worldwide for allowing myself to become distracted during my recent performance at the Low Low Car Show in San Antonio, Texas," he said. "My goal as a live performer is to always provide my fans with a great show experience and I apologize for temporarily taking my eyes off that goal. We all learn from experiences both good and bad. I will learn and grow from this incident and be a better person, artist and performer as a result." (XXL Mag)
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