Afroman ordered to attend anger management sessions after punching twerking fan

'Because I Got High' singer also fined $330 (£216) for the assault

Afroman, best known for his 2000 hit ‘Because I Got High’, has been ordered to attend anger management sessions following an incident at a live show where he punched a female fan.

The singer was arrested for assault earlier this year (February 17) for lashing out at a woman who got onstage during his free Mardi Gras concert in Mississippi.

Afroman (real name Joseph Edgar Foreman) was playing his guitar when she approached him from behind and danced against him, at which point he turned around and punched her with his right hand. Watch the incident in the video beneath.


Foreman pleaded guilty to the assault of the woman, Haley Byrd, and has been given a suspended six-month jail sentence and ordered to attend anger management and impulse behaviour counselling sessions. He has also been fined $330 (£216).

The musician later claimed that he thought the stage invader was a man who kept heckling him throughout his performance.

“It was an early show. It was Mardi Gras,” Afroman told TMZ at the time. “I had to walk about half a mile to get to the place. I had my frustrations, to make a long story short.”

The rapper also tweeted: “It is what it is.”

Last year, Afroman released a remix of his weed-themed novelty song ‘Because I Got High’ in support of the legalisation of marijuana. The song was originally released 15 years ago.