News: Wale Lays The Smack Down, Punches Man In Wash. DC?

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 10:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Maybach Music Group's Wale may have some explaining to do after reportedly laying the smack down on a heckler during a wrestling event Monday (March 31) in Washington, DC.

Details of the dicey incident have started to circulate across the Internet.

Rap star Wale PUNCHED A GUY IN THE FACE at a WWE event Monday night -- and judging by the way security rushed in to break it up, it appeared to be 100% REAL. It all went down at "Raw" in Washington D.C. -- TMZ spoke with eyewitness Jawn Murray from AlwaysAlist.com who says Wale was sitting right behind the announcers enjoying the show ... when some fan seated nearby began taunting the rapper. (TMZ)

Despite security rushing the scene, no arrests were made following the punch.

Murray says Wale eventually got up out of his seat and "the next thing I know Wale is putting the smackdown on dude. Punched him dead in his face. It was a full fight." Security rushed over and broke up the fight -- and took everyone involved into a hallway. Moments later, Wale returned to his seat and began snacking on popcorn like nothing happened. We're told the other guy is also back in his seat. (TMZ)

Coincidentally, Wale found himself getting into a heated argument at a sports event last year.

The Washington Wizards hosted the Toronto Raptors Tuesday where D.C. native, and rapper, Wale started some drama with Rudy Gay, and Raptors play-by-play announcer, Matt Devlin. It started when Wale was reportedly talking trash to Raptors forward, Rudy Gay, from his court side seat at the Verizon Center. Gay responded by motioning for Wale to call him (seen in video below) which prompted Devlin to talk about Wale - calling him a "local rapper", making fun of his name, and saying "He's not Drake, that's for sure". Wale didn't take it so well. The rapper not only tweeted "shut your mouth" to the announcer, but approached him at their broadcast table. (Bossip)

Following the altercation, the Washington, DC native defended his actions.

"I was just introducing myself, that's all," Wale told me of his uninvited visit to the booth. "Nah, I wasn't angry. I was like, you're not from here, you don't know. You don't know." The tape, and the fans sitting in the suite behind the booth, tell a different story. As you can see [...] Wale didn't seem too happy. The fans in the suite with front row seats to the incident (who did not want their names on record) told me that Wale was yelling "I heard what you said. That's not cool." I caught up with Devlin after the game, and he said any "yelling" was a product of the loud arena, and that any beef was Twitter's fault. "You know what, we were making fun of ourselves. Making fun, because we're not hip," he told me. "Obviously people on Twitter and social media, it kind of took on a life of its own. So he came up, we started talking and there was nothing to it." (Yahoo News)

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