Wale has often been accused of looking for trouble but yesterday, in the waning hours of the month of March, trouble came looking for him and the Maybach Music rapper was looking to greet it with a DDT.
While enjoying the WWE spectacle at Monday Night Raw’s at the Verizon Center, Wale’s Twitter mentions began pinging off the charts by a fan (who later admitting to trolling) who encouraged the D.C. native to “come collect his fade.”
Similar to Marty McFly, Wale refuses to back down from a challenge or confrontation and he happily obliged after Twitter user ChefBoyrnach revealed his whereabouts. From there, the audience was privy to a bonus scuffle outside of the squared circle before security broke things up.
Now speaking to MTV, Wale relays how the ordeal played out from his own two eyes.
“It was just a dude that was like, ‘I’mma kick your ass. I better not see you here,'” the rapper told MTV News on Tuesday. Because the posts were launched from the same location Wale was at rather than some far off IP address, like most Twitter hate, the DMV native decided to find their author.
“I was like, ‘Yo, is this you?’ And one thing lead to another, and I just kind of mushed him a little bit,” the rapper explained, stressing that things didn’t turn violent. “Honestly, if there wasn’t kids right there, it would have went a little bit differently, but I just wanted to be conscious of them. It’s not to say it was the right decision. But in the moment, you know.”
“People get it misconstrued,” he went on. “Like, ‘Oh, you’re so butt-hurt.’ It’s not even that. I come from a place where when we was at the lunch table and n—as was jonesing on each other, I’ll respond. I’m gonna have something better, too. And now we’ve come to a place where, if you respond, you’re a bitch. Somebody could say ‘F— you’ 100 times, if I say ‘f— you’ back, then I’m a bitch. And people be like, ‘You’re famous, you shouldn’t care.’ ”
He admits that’s not the case with him, though. “I care what people say because I try to be a man of the people.”
“I just don’t understand, [in] society, why we champion people like that in this day and age,” he said. “I remember when people used to admire real people that stand behind their words or are stand-up men. I come from that. I had to address him as such. It wasn’t nothing really serious.”
Peep the only video of the fight thus far on the next page. They definitely should have put this one on the Jumbotron.