(AllHipHop News) Two days ago (March 31st), Wale had a physical altercation with a wrestling fan at the WWE’s Monday Night Raw over threats made on Twitter. Today (April 2nd) Wale explains why he approached the heckling wrestling and how things could have been worse.
The Twitter user, @Chefboyrnach tweeted he wanted Wale to “Come see me in the ring and catch this stunner” before Wale located him in the Verizon Center and confronted him. According to Wale in an interview with MTV, the confrontation resulted in nothing more than a “mush” but could have been much worse if not for onlooking children:
I was like, ‘Yo, is this you?’ And one thing lead to another, and I just kind of mushed him a little bit. Honestly, if there wasn’t kids right there, it would have went a little bit differently, but I just wanted to be conscious of them. It’s not to say it was the right decision. But in the moment, you know.
Wale admits that he has seen the criticism from others of his actions in responding to the fan and states it does bother him because “I try to be a man of the people.” For Wale, this incident makes the paradox of being “real” and “famous” even more glaring:
People get it misconstrued. Like, ‘Oh, you’re so butt-hurt.’ It’s not even that. I come from a place where when we was at the lunch table and n—as was jonesing on each other, I’ll respond. I’m gonna have something better, too. And now we’ve come to a place where, if you respond, you’re a bitch. Somebody could say ‘F— you’ 100 times, if I say ‘f— you’ back, then I’m a bitch. And people be like, ‘You’re famous, you shouldn’t care.’