Afroman apologises after being arrested for punching female fan during gig

Singer said he was going to rehab for his anxiety

Afroman has apologised for punching a female fan who got onstage during his Mardi Gras free concert in Mississippi on Tuesday (February 17).

The ‘Because I Got High’ singer was arrested for assault and released from custody after paying a $330 bond for lashing out at the woman. He 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.

The women fell to the floor and appeared to be bleeding and crying. Videos showed the handcuffed rapper being taken away by police outside the venue afterwards.


Afroman, real name Joseph Edgar Foreman, has explained that he was frustrated by the actions of the female fans and a man who kept heckling him, and that he didn’t know whether the fan was a man or a woman. He added that he’s now headed for inpatient anger management rehab for his anxiety as a result of the incident.

“It was an early show. It was Mardi Gras,” Afroman told TMZ. “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.”

Least 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 14 years ago.