The group allegedly did a number on this fan's face
Rae Sremmurd can’t seem to keep out of trouble recently. After riding a wave of commercial and critical success with their two SremmLife albums, a string of mishaps have tarnished Tupelo’s finest. Last month, the group drew the ire of fans and general internet users alike when they recorded themselves firing their driver and posted it to social media. While at least that errant SnapChat sendalong didn’t hit them in the wallet, their latest misstep just might.
A fan is suing the pair after getting busted in the nose at a Rae Sremmurd concert. According to TMZ, the unnamed fan was hit in the face when one of the Brothers Sremm rocketed a water bottle into the crowd. Unlike typical thrown water bottles, this one was full and closed. That made it much less a refreshing toss for people near the stage and a bit more of a missile launched at unsuspecting fans’ heads.
The fan said that he took the bottle square in the face and it hit him so forcefully that it tore off “a chunk of his face.” He claims he had to get stitches to repair his face after the October 2016 show and that the resulting injury has left him with permanent scarring and disfigurement.
According to TMZ, he’s suing the pair for negligence, assault and battery. On top of the cost of his medical bills, he’s also seeking out additional damages.
Out Of The Ordinary
The recent dust-ups have run counter to the pair’s typical head-down style. Rae Sremmurd tend to push against the idea of super braggasdocious rap and in interviews they advocate for being down-to-Earth.
“A lot of artists are scared to say, ‘I like to do regular stuff’” Slim Jxmmi said in a Billboard interview. “They want to be hard, be the alpha male. Not us. We just want to have a good life.”
Both rappers reiterated that idea in a recent interview with Montreality. They said that they hope to be mellowed out and low-key in their old age.
“When I’m 86 they’re gonna be full grown trees. It’s gonna be my forest that I own,” said Swae Lee. “My dreads are going to be long and gray. I’m gonna still get them braided nice and clean…I’ll just have that old swag.”
“86-years-old where I’m at?” Jxmmi said. “I’m Dr. Dre, don’t nobody know where I’m at, everyone just know I’m rich, that’s it. Goals, you know what I’m saying.”
That might explain why these narrative-busting moments give fans such a hard time. It’s a lot worse to be surprised by bad things.
Take A Look
What do you think? Are Rae Sremmurd responsible for this man’s injury? Should he have kept his head about him? Did he open himself up to this sort of incident by attending the concert? And if he isn’t in the wrong, how much do you think the Sremm Bros should have to pony up?
Take a look at his busted nose courtesy of TMZ and let us know what you think in the comments. As always, don’t forget to SHARE this article.