If you’re onstage in the middle of a guitar solo, it’s okay to be annoyed when a fan hops up onstage and starts dancing on you uninvited. What’s not okay is punching that fan in the face. That’s what Afroman, best known for his song “Because I Got High,” did on Tuesday night while performing in Biloxi, Mississippi. A woman in the crowd was able to get onstage and started to grind up against the 40-year-old musician, and he decked her, as you can see in the video above. According to TMZ, the woman was bleeding and crying, but was able to get up while Afroman continued playing. Cops stopped the show soon after and arrested him for assault.
“This was a completely involuntary reflex reaction to people infringing on his stage space,” Afroman’s rep said in a prepared statement obtained by Billboard. “It was uncharacteristic behavior that was initiated by outside uncontrolled forces.”
He was released late Tuesday night on a $330 bond. Officials have not stated if Afroman was, in fact, high when this whole incident went down.