Rapper ILoveMakkonnen attacked by audience member during a performance in New York – watch

Rapper was performing his hit track 'Tuesday'

Rapper ILoveMakonnen has been assaulted onstage in New York during a performance of his hit, ‘Tuesday’.

The Atlanta rapper (real name Makonnen Sheran) was performing the song in New York’s SOBs club on Tuesday when an audience member threw a punch at him.

Footage of the incident, which Makonnen shared on Twitter, shows a clubber in a grey hoodie walking up to the stage to shake the rapper’s hand, but the gesture turns violent as Makonnen is yanked to the floor and punched in the back of the neck. Makonnen’s crew then intervene and the attacker is chased to the other side of the venue.

Though the incident was unprovoked, the artist went on to tweet positive thoughts about it. “The hate real but the love realer and stronger”, he wrote.

Makonnen’s new video for his track ‘Tuesday’ was released this week. It features Drake as well as other artists from his label October’s Very Own. In August, Drake himself reworked ‘Tuesday’ with an additional verse.