Afroman, best known for that “Because I Got High” song found himself in handcuffs yesterday after his face made a BOOM! on the face of a woman who thought it was a good idea to crash the stage without permission and rub her ass against him. Surprisingly, the butt dancing stage crasher wasn’t Miley.
TMZ says that 40-year-old Afroman (born name: Joseph Edgar Foreman) was playing a free show for Mardi Gras at Kress Live in Biloxi, Mississippi yesterday afternoon and during a guitar solo, a fan got on stage and had a butt party on his leg. Afroman wasn’t having it and he hit her into the next zip code. TMZ says that she bled and was crying, but got up by herself and was escorted off by security as Afroman continued on with the show.
Here’s the video of Afroman laying a fan out:
That escalated quickly. I felt that one. That’s a move straight out of Action Bronson’s life manual.
The show was eventually cut off when the cops arrived and arrested Afroman. He was booked for assault and was released last night after paying a $330 bond. Afroman’s rep tells Billboard that the venue barely had any security even though he asks for plenty in his rider, because he’s had problems in the past with fans thinking they have an open invitation to join him onstage. Afroman’s rep also said he didn’t know if the person sneaking up on him was a man or a woman. It was just his slap-a-trick reflex at work:
“This was a completely involuntary reflex reaction to people infringing on his stage space. It was uncharacteristic behavior that was initiated by outside uncontrolled forces.”
I’ve been to several shows where people jump on the stage uninvited to dance and I don’t know if it’s the booze that’s doing the thinking for them, but that’s never a good idea. It might not end well (case in point: this entire story). Going on stage without an invitation to dance is not only a bad idea, but it’s not cute. If the performer wanted a back-up dancer, I’m sure they’d hire one and I’m also sure it wouldn’t be you. With that being said, if this kind of thing always happens to Afroman, why was he surprised when it happened again? He probably should’ve taken some advice from his own lyrics and picked up a joint instead. “I was going to slap that trick but then I got high.”
And I’m waiting to see how NBC is going to use that video to promote The Slap.