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Afroman at the 44th Grammy Awards, Feb. 27, 2002. Gregg DeGuire—WireImage/Getty Images

Afroman Apologizes for Punching a Woman Onstage During a Performance

Feb 18, 2015

Afroman has apologized for assaulting a female fan onstage during a show in Biloxi, Miss., on Tuesday.

The rapper, whose real name is Joseph Foreman, told TMZ in a Skype interview that he would be seeking anger-management rehab.

The "Because I Got High" singer was performing when two women got onstage and started dancing next to him.

Video shows the 40-year-old rapper hitting and knocking one woman to the floor.

Police stopped the show and arrested Afroman, who later paid a $330 bond.

He told TMZ that he didn’t realize the girl was still onstage, mistaking her for a male heckler who had been berating him throughout the performance.

“I thought the girls had already left the stage, and after hearing this guy for a few songs, I thought it was him,” he said.

He also said he was anxious during the show as he hadn’t medicated and “had to walk half a mile to get to the place.”


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