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Monday, July 27, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Gives Stage Invader Lesson In Respecting Personal Space

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 4:42 PM

  • Adrian Spinelli
Earl Sweatshirt was accosted from behind during a performance in Sydney, Australia over the weekend. In a video, posted below, a crazed fan sneaks up behind the rapper and grabs at his face — perhaps in over-enthusiastic attempt to hug him, or maybe in a Beatlemania-esque attempt to devour the rising star. Running Clip notes that the event could have been sparked by the stage invader's previous attempts at stagediving, which saw the fan kicking fellow concert-goers in the head and Sweatshirt calling him a "fucktard."

In the video, Sweatshirt tries to break free of the man's grasp, there's a short struggle, then he turns around and dishes out two solid left hooks. After that, Garrett Stevenson, a member of Trash Talk and seemingly never one to miss out on some violence, gets into the fray and throws a couple kicks for good measure.

Stories like these seem to pop up from time to time, whether its Fat Mike, Afroman, or Sweatshirt. In general, if you go to a concert, don't touch the performers — they're busy, you know, performing.

Sweatshirt tweeted about the incident, clarifying that he doesn't consider himself a tough guy, and only wants his personal space respected. We can get down with that.
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