Do not crash the stage when Earl Sweatshirt is performing. The Odd Future MC blessed a “fan” with the proper fade after he made this mistake at a concert in Sydney, Australia.
The rapper, who just kicked off is Ready to Leave Now Tour, was approached from behind. The man who made it onto the stage wrapped his arms around Earl’s neck, and Earl responded by turning around and punching him. The attacker was then thrown off the stage.
According to Pitchfork, a representative for Earl says, “That fan is not hugging him. He approached from behind and his arms are around Earl’s face and neck,” while another rep adds that “Earl was attacked as far as any artist performing onstage would be concerned that is ambushed from behind, not hugged.”
Earl commented on the incident on Twitter. “keep your hands to yourself and don’t sneak up on ni**as in the middle of soul bearing,” he tweeted.
Check out footage of the incident below, and Earl’s comments on the flip.