Celebrity gossip columnist Perez Hilton is accusing Black Eyed Peas emcee will.I.Am and his security team of handing him a bloody beating earlier today (June 22).
Around 3AM, Hilton began sending frantic messages across Twitter that will.I.Am and his entourage had accosted him outside of Torontos SoHo Metropolitan Hotel.
I was assaulted by will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas and his security guards, stated Hilton on his Twitter page. I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke.
Later, Hilton updated his page by explaining he gave a report to local authorities, and would leave remaining statements to his lawyer.
However, the columnist had one last message for will.I.Am.
There are multiple witnesses, Hilton posted on Wills Twitter. You can deny all you want. The truth is the truth and I am telling the truth.
The Peas frontman did not even have a Twitter account before the incident, but created one to counteract Hiltons viral campaign against him.
Additionally, will.I.Am released a video interview explaining his side of the altercation.
I was the one that came to him with respect, and he was the one the called me a faggot outside the club, he detailed. I hit you, Perez? Cmon dude, I didnt hit you. I told you that I didnt like that you disrespected us. Its cool to have your opinion. Apparently you were bleeding outside the club and I was standing right next to you by a tree, waiting for my car. Instead of calling the police, you Twitted that I assaulted you? [It] sounds like someone wants mad attention and is not really concerned about his health .Shame on you, and shame on your behavior.
Both parties were in Toronto to participate in the Much Music Awards.
Hilton presented, while the Black Eyed Peas performed their hit single Boom Boom Pow.
At press time, Will.I.Am has not been charged with any crime.