Rap legend KRS-One suffered a fractured right hand at the hands of an angry fan, during a recent performance at a New Haven, CT nightclub.
The fan, who became upset after being escorted off stage by the clubs security staff, threw a bottle in the direction of the stage, striking KRS-One in the face and hand.
Despite the fans hostility, KRS-One remained calm as he urged the crowd to “Let it go.” “Let it go. When negativity comes your way, let it go,” said the rapper, who was rushed to to Yale-New Haven hospital in an ambulance.
The legendary rapper was treated for a fractured hand and dehydration, after his right hand swelled up and became painful during the last 15 minutes of his set, at the Toads Place nightclub.
“Let this be an example as to how we stop the violence,” KRS-One said.
During his stay at the hospital, KRS-One was urged to postpone all previously scheduled appearances until he rehydrates and his fractured hand heals.
Despite his request to not charge the fan for the incident, the KRS-Ones management team and the staff of the nightclub advised him to have the fan arrested for legal purposes related to the postponements.
KRS-Ones New Haven performance was one of a string of appearances the rapper made during multi-city tour in support of his Stop the Violence Movement.
The outing, which includes stops in some of the nations roughest neighborhoods, is geared toward promoting KRS-Ones message of nonviolence.
Prior to coming to New Haven, the rapper visited Crane High School in Chicago, as well as released his “Self-Construction” single on the citys Hot 92.3 radio station.
A press conference promoting peace was also held as KRS-One appeared with Illinois State Representative John Fritchey.
The following is a list of postponed KRS-One Stop the Violence Movement tour dates.
The rapper expressed his disappointment as he apologized to fans for missing the dates.
April 19. Panel Discussion and Performance at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY April 21. Performance at Harpers Ferry, Allston, MA April 22. Performance at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI April 28-30. Community Meetings and Planning, Chicago, IL