Method Man is suing the organizers of the “Gathering Of the Juggalos” concert that took place last weekend. During a performance with his usual partner in rhyme, Redman, Meth was hit in the face with a full can of beer . Soon after the incident, Meth released a statement to the press:
“I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, DUDES were throwing HUGE STONE ROCKS in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage. These people were trying to kill me. It was scary as h*ll!” (Method Man’s official statement)
One of the first media outlets to report on the attack was TMZ.
“Method Man was attacked with a dangerous projectile … and TMZ has obtained the photos of his bloody face. According to an eyewitness, Method Man and Redman were performing at the festival Sunday night when someone in the audience threw what looked like “a full beer can” at MM’s face — resulting in a pretty nasty eye wound. In our video, shot moments after the incident, Redman throws expletives at the crowd before telling Method, “Your face is cut, go take care of that.” But MM refuses to stop the show — bloody eye and all — and yells out, “Start the music we’re continuing the show, let’s f**k these motherf**kers up.” (TMZ)
At the same show, Internet celeb Tila Tequila was also attacked with thrown objects when she performed a song onstage. She suffered cuts and bruises as well.
Who and what is a Juggalo? They’re die hard fans of the Midwest based Rap group Insane Clown Posse. The Juggalo’s dress up in clown make-up (like ICP) and wear clothing that’s a mixture of Hip-Hop and Goth. In recent years, the Juggalo’s have been noted for bad behavior across the country, even as far as being considered gangs in certain parts of the nation. Despite the fact that this may not be true, the actions at last weekend’s concert don’t help the Juggalo’s general perception. Especially when it comes to Method Man, a guy who is not only a member of one of the most talented music groups of all time, but a long time solo Hip-Hop star with tons of credibility. Seems to me the ICP (Insane Clown Posse) needs to talk to Meth.
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