Pitbull Punches Fan Onstage for ‘Making it Rain’
Video footage has just surfaced of Miami rapper Pitbull knocking out a fan at a recent concert in Colorado. The video, which was posted on YouTube, clearly shows the fan climbing onstage and throwing money in Pitbull’s face, during the song ‘Bojangles,’ then getting knocked back into the crowd by a punch to the head.
“They don’t show the whole clip of what happened,” Pitbull told MTV. “Before the song ‘Bojangles,’ I play a whole set and I only get three breaks. I was going into ‘Bojangles’ and this mutha—-a had already made it rain, like, three times. He threw a gang of money in the air and I was scooting the money, giving it to the crowd. I didn’t touch the money, but I was scooting it, giving it to the crowd.”
The rapper contends that he gave the man a warning to stop “making it rain,” then helped the man onstage to make a point.
“I’m bringing him onstage to say, ‘Look, this the clown that’s gonna f— up your show.” Pit said. “I’m getting rid of him. I’m letting y’all know right now. Don’t nobody else make it rain.’ When I bring the mutha—-a up on the stage, he throws a wad of money in my face. When he did that, that’s when natural reaction … natural instinct kicked in.”
At that point, Pitbull can clearly be seen laying the man out, and continuing the song without missing a beat. The fan was then lead out of the show by security, leaving Pit to continue his performance.
“He made me feel [wild] like I felt back in the day.” Pitbull continued. “I’m in a profession now. I’m here to entertain. … I heard he was a fan and he drove from a long way. When I saw the video, I said, ‘Hell nah. He knew exactly what he was doing.’ In any country when you throw something in somebody’s face, it’s disrespectful. When I looked at the tape, you could see he did that and was waiting like, ‘What now? Yeah mutha—-a, I just threw a wad in your face.’ “
Pitbull’s upcoming album ‘Rebelution’ is scheduled for release this fall.
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