Weeks after rap star Rich Homie Quan caught negative press for attacking a fan during a concert, new reports claim he may have been acting in self-defense.
According to the latest reports, Quan would have possibly been robbed if he did not react physically.
As we reported … Quan was performing on stage in Racine, Wisconsin July 4 when someone in the crowd grabbed his arm. It appeared the man was trying to pull himself on stage. But a rep for Quan tells TMZ … the guy wasn’t trying to steal the limelight … he was trying to steal Quan’s watch … right off his wrist. And that’s why the rapper knocked him upside the head. Quan himself tells us: “The person that tried to rob me was not one of my fans. My fans are loyal to me. I did what anyone else would do if they were being robbed.” (TMZ)
“To set the record nobody save me.I slapped that nigga by myself.I do salute Chiraq for having my bak.But ain Neva been a fucknigga,” Quan tweeted July 5. (Rich Homie Quan’s Twitter)
Footage of Rich Homie’s incident from an Independence Day show surfaced last Saturday (July 5).
The BET Awards best new artist winner Rich Homie Quan might be up for best live molly wop next year — after Quan laid a pimp slap on a fan in Wisconsin. The 24-year old rapper played a gig at 3 Monkeys in Racine Friday night — and during the set a fan attempted to pull himself onstage using RHQ’s arm … according to Rich. Big mistake. Quan scolded the guy from the stage … and moments later slapped him in the head. For now, cops say no one’s filed a complaint, but the message is clear: Homie don’t play that. (TMZ)
Earlier this month, Quan revealed he had no interest in rushing a major record label deal.
“I’m just still waiting on the right situation. I want something that’s gonna be long term opposed to something that’s sort of like a fling. But yes, I do want to sign a label deal.” Independent or not, Rich Homie is dropping his debut LP this year. “I will be dropping my album before the year is out,” he told XXL. (XXL Mag)