West Coast rap group Odd Future have responded to weekend reports claiming they are responsible for brutally assaulting a teenage fan during one of their Texas shows.
According to OF, the 17-year-old victim struck first and suffered the consequences.
Following today’s news that Odd Future were accused of beating up a 17-year-old fan during their December 8 concert in San Antonio, representatives for the group are claiming that the accuser, Chassan Rasagi, threw the first punch. Odd Future’s camp also sent over what they claim are screenshots from Rasagi’s Twitter account. In the tweets, he seemingly acknowledged throwing the first punch (via a retweet), bragged about the paycheck he would get from suing the group, wrote about his TMZ coverage, and plugged his clothing line. (Pitchfork)
In a series of tweets, teen fan Chassan Rasagi (a.k.a. DJ BamBam) detailed the fight’s aftermath.
“@DJBAMBAM_ I give you props even tho u swung 1st those lame a** n*ggas suck I would of had your back. Probably would of got my a** beat too.,” he retweeted.
“@Palms_420 @rjis2turntup @odddtodddler I’ll remember to send you a picture of the check when I get it”
“So in a little bit My Attorney & I will be giving a statement to Tmz.”
“So I’m on Tmz?”
“So I’m starting my own Clothing Line…. New T-Shirts will be droppin tomorrow.” (DJ BamBam’s Twitter)
Details of the injuries emerged online early Sunday (December 16) morning.
Several members of the rap group Odd Future unleashed an unholy beatdown on a fan who dared to jump on stage during a show — a fight captured on video — and now, the fan is gearing up to sue. 17-year-old Chassan Rasagi filed a police report with the San Antonio PD, claiming they beat the ever-lovin’ hell out of him. Sources tell us … OF rapper Hodgy Beats pushed Rasagi back into the crowd …and he then became a human ping pong ball when the crowd pushed Rasagi back on stage. At that point, we’re told the group attacked Rasagi en masse. (TMZ)
Last year, one of Odd Future’s group members caught heat over allegedly striking a female photographer.
Amy Harris claims she was slapped by rapper Left Brain, real name Vyron Turner, who knocked her camera out of her hands during the group’s performance at the Voodoo Experience on Sunday (30Oct11). Reports suggest Turner took aim at the snappers in the photo pit after Odd Future frontman Tyler, the Creator, voiced his dislike for photographers, insisting the fans should be allowed to stand closer to the stage. Turner is said to have showered the photographers with water, before pushing them and kicking their equipment and allegedly assaulting Harris. Harris has decided against taking legal action against the band, although she admits she felt unfairly targeted. (Chicago Tribune)
Check out footage of the San Antonio incident: