Singer was sued over 2015 incident
Afroman has settled a lawsuit with a female fan he punched during a concert in 2015.
The ‘Because I Got High’ singer previously pleaded guilty to assault over the incident, which took place during a Mardi Gras free concert in Mississippi. The star avoided jail time and was ordered to take anger management classes and drug testing as part of his probation.
Afroman, real name Joseph Edgar Foreman, was playing guitar onstage when a woman approached him from behind and danced against him, at which point he turned around and punched her with his right hand. The fan is reported to have suffered concussion from the blow.
The woman involved, named as Haley Byrd, sued both Afroman and Kress Live, the company that owns the venue where the musician had been performing.
The trial was due to begin on Tuesday (May 22), but TMZ now reports that Afroman has settled the lawsuit with the victim. The terms of the settlement are not publicly known.
The star had previously apologised for his actions, explaining that he was frustrated by fans at the show and a man who kept heckling him. He also said that he didn’t know whether the fan he hit was a man or a woman.
“It was an early show. It was Mardi Gras,” Afroman told TMZ in 2015. “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.”