Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Thrift Shop” is a massive hit. All those plays means it has also become ridiculously annoying to many. One Colorado woman in particular became so incensed that her boyfriend was singing the song that she proceeded to choke him out.
Last Saturday, 23-year-old Samantha Malson assaulted her boyfriend for drunkenly singing “Thrift Shop,” reports The Smoking Gun. Malson was arrested by the Longmont Police Department for harassment and domestic violence. The police report states that Malson’s boyfriend, Lars Hansen, was celebrating his 26th birthday when officers arrived at the apartment they share. It was around midnight and both members of the not so happy couple were drunk.
Malson alleged that after arguing all night because her boyfried had accused her of drinking all the liquor in the crib, she left the apartment for a bit. She returned to find Hansen on the couch singing “Thrift Shop” over and over. Malson says she told Hansen to stop singing at least 25 times before she decided to put hands on him.
Peep Malson’s mugshot and the police report on the next page. She is currently free on bond and hopefully avoiding the radio. “Thrift Shop” recently made history becoming longest-running #1 rap song in the Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart’s history after spending 12 weeks in the top spot.
Was she justified in choking her boyfriend out? Would this have happened if he was singing a Miley Cyrus song? Let us know what you think in the comments.