Published Dec 14, 2009Apparently, Kid Cudi has a little bit of Jay Reatard in his blood, as the rapper punched a Vancouver fan in the face during his performance at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday (December 11). And what was the reason for the attack? Someone else's wallet.
The victim of the assault, Michael Sharpe, explained the situation in this unedited statement:
so here the story. some guy throws their wallet AT kudi... (his wallet, i don't know why) being in the front, everyone reached out when he was like, "oh, who wants this?" of course everyone in the front is going to be "yeah its mine." so i caught it and when he was walking away, i believe he jokingly said "if thats not yours, i'ma come get you". a couple seconds later i felt bad so i tossed it on stage(clearly not throwing it at him but? just tossing it). this is what i dont get but he comes down, over the barricade and punched me. the people beside me were fucking awesome. lol the fans were actually holding him back. then the bouncer came and the show ended.? i still have my wallet.
Later, Sharpe spoke with TMZ, saying, "I'm not upset, I'm not going to be that person. I just want to meet him and be like, 'I'm the guy you punched.' I'm not going to press charges." And as the gossip site points out, he would likely not have much of a case, since his injuries look so minor.
Kid Cudi has not yet made any comments about the incident. A video that clearly shows the punch is viewable below.