Professor Green slaps an audience member during a recent performance at Durham University after the man allegedly hurled abuse at him while he was performing. Click below to see footage of the incident.
The gig took place on Friday night (October 3) and in the clip above Green can be seen approaching a member of the audience at the Student Union Welcome Ball. Seconds later he appears to hit out at the person before walking away and saying, “That’s what happens if you call me a cunt, but are we gonna have a fucking good time tonight or what?”
A spokesperson for the rapper confirmed that an incident took place, telling The Metro: “During Professor Green’s live show at Durham University on Friday night, a student verbally abused Green repeatedly and then went to strike him. Green reacted. The student was subsequently escorted out from the venue for being too drunk. Green carried on the show to perform his full set.”
Green also tweeted about the incident, referencing the fact that the man he lashed out at was not a “fan” as billed in some news reports.
Since when is someone who hurls repeated abuse and tries to slap me a fan? As you were…
— #GangGreen (@professorgreen) October 5, 2014
Professor Green released his latest album ‘Growing Up In Public’ last month (September). He recently revealed that he cut a track featuring James Arthur from the record after the X Factor winner “imploded” last year.