Video: Rapper Afroman punches female fan in face during concert

Posted at 3:46 PM, Feb 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-18 15:46:46-05

In 2001, Afroman became a one-hit wonder when his song “Because I Got High” climbed the charts. This week, the rapper is in trouble after delivering another kind of hit.

On Tuesday, Afroman — whose real name is Joseph Foreman — was performing in Biloxi, Mississippi when a female fan stepped on stage and began dancing behind him. A video of the incident shows Foreman take a break from playing guitar to turn around and punch the woman in the face, knocking her to the ground. He then proceeded to continue performing, after looking down at her.

TMZ reported witnesses said the woman was “bleeding and crying, but somehow she managed to get up on her own.” Foreman, 40, was arrested soon after on a possible assault charge, then released on bail late Tuesday, according to the report.

This afternoon, Foreman apologized for the incident, blaming his violent reaction to the fact that he hadn’t taken his anxiety medication.

See the shocking video below.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.