Shady Records’ Yelawolf fought for his right to party over the weekend with new footage showing him getting attacked and actually fighting a fan during a California concert.
In the footage, Yela gets taken down by a fan who bum-rushes the stage.
During a recent performance in Santa Ana, California, Yelawolf was seemingly ambushed by an unruly fan who managed to rush the stage. After knocking down Catfish Billy, the fan was dragged off by security. (The Source)
Although Yela was caught off-guard, he quickly responded to the takedown with a few punches.
The fan actually succeeded at knocking Yelawolf down, but as soon as Yela gained his composure, he came out swinging. He served up the douchebag a few right hooks right before security whisked the man off stage! If he was trying to hurt Yelawolf, it back fired tremendously. All the action kicks off at :45 in the video. Check out Yelawolf go Floyd Mayweather on his fan. (Global Grind)
Just last week, rap veteran DMX was also bum-rushed at a California show.
A crazed fan got his hands around DMX’s throat for a split second at a concert in Long Beach last night …. and it was all caught on tape. X was performing at the Cáfe Sevilla in Long Beach … and was just about to start his second song when some dumb a** hopped on stage and attacked the rapper. Security rushed right in — and put the stage intruder in a MONSTER choke hold — then wrangled him off the stage. The DJ briefly stopped the music during the melee … but X immediately ordered him to get back to spinnin’ … yelling, “We don’t stop the music for s**t!” Ruff night. (TMZ)
Outside of dealing with anxious fans, Yela recently discussed being placed into the “white rapper” stereotypical box.
“I don’t hate the term ‘white rapper,'” Yelawolf says while being interviewed on camera by yet another hip-hop blogger — one of hundreds who have been tracking his rise during the past four years from Southern rap anomaly to Shady Records signee, a swarm that only intensified in the run-up to the Nov. 21 release of his Ghet-O-Vision/Shady/Interscope debut, “Radioactive.” “It’s fully relevant and will always be… It’s important to hold to the culture as it is, no matter how abrasive that [term] might sound or it might be. Race is still real and you got to recognize it.” (Billboard)
Check out Yelawolf go down below: