50 Cent denies intentionally injuring a fan after a video of him throwing a microphone into the crowd at his Los Angeles concert went viral.
Footage obtained by USA TODAY shows the rapper throwing a microphone off the stage during a performance on stage at the Cryto.com Arena on Wednesday. The mic was apparently an “inoperative piece of equipment”. Rolling Stone And NBC News.
After a while, someone handed 50 Cent another microphone Rolling Stone reported “Clearly not working.” This time, the video shows him directing a second mic to the same part of the stage with more power. The scene took place as pyrotechnics shot into the air at the front of the stage and music continued to play.
The rapper’s attorney, Scott Lehman, denied claims his client intended to attack a fan, he told USA Today in a statement Friday.
Leeman also indicated that he spoke to the police about the incident.
“As I told the LAPD this afternoon, let’s be very clear, my client Curtis would not intentionally attack anyone with a microphone,” Lehman said. “Anyone who says something different doesn’t have all the facts and is misinformed.”
A fan in the crowd was not caught in the footage allegedly hitting Mike.
Police say no incident report or charges have been registered
Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison told USA TODAY he could not locate the LAPD’s response to the call or the report filed at the scene.
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“I want them to check my brain,” the woman says in another video. “I want to make sure nothing is bleeding.”
Subsequent TMZ photographs show her lying down, her forehead raised, revealing a large gash in her forehead.
USA TODAY has reached out to the radio host and the radio station for comment.
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Natalie Neysa Alund is a senior reporter for USA TODAY. Reach her at [email protected] and follow her on Platform X, formerly known as Twitter @nataliealund.