Being on stage, performing, and connecting with fans is an important part of being an artist. For fans to really love a rapper or singer, they have to trust and connect with them. So, artists have to put themselves out there. This leaves them vulnerable, not only to fans, but to other artists who they may be beefing with.
Needless to say, rap concerts can get dangerous. Rappers don’t pull their lyrics out of thin air and one can assume that there is some truth to their words — at least for most of them. This means… Don’t f–k with them; a guy talking about pulling up in front of someone’s house with a choppa’ and various other weapons in the trunk of his car is usually not the guy to mess with.
This logic doesn’t always kick in though, leading a person to test a rapper while he’s on stage. These rappers were subjected to the ultimate test after they were sneak-attacked on stage.
Starting with the most recent, XXXTentacion was performing at The Observatory North Park in San Diego when someone got on stage, tackled him and punched him a few times. Mere seconds afterwards, security stepped in, subduing the attacker.
Because of XXXTentacion and Rob Stone’s social media beef history, speculators assumed that Rob Stone was the mastermind behind the swift attack. However, days afterwards, Rob said those accusations were completely false. Though, he did proceed to imply that XXX can’t diss another person and expect no retaliation.
Needless to say, afterwards, XXXTentacion was on edge. Not even two weeks later, the rapper punched a fan for being too close to him.
Whenever a famous celeb has a bad encounter with a fan, it easily catches some attention. “Easily catching some attention” was an understatement when Plies caught a fan’s hands on stage. Videos of the altercation literally went viral, getting almost a half a million views in a short time period.
While performing in Tallahassee, a super excited fan was attempting to get closer to the stage while Plies performed. Apparently, security was in the middle of putting him out, but Plies instructed them to bring him on stage instead.
Once on stage, the fan (who, oddly, is still unnamed) walked up to Plies to greet him, shake his hand and tell him that he’s a great artist… the usual. However, before he could get anything out of his mouth, Plies told him that he was standing too close. Feeling “publicly disrespected,” the fan “dropped his ass like any real ni–a would.”