(AllHipHop News) A rapper from New York is brushing off criticism, after being accused of assaulting a TV news host live on air.
Rapper Majesty Da Rebel came up with the idea of to wear a hockey mask and stand behind a live news television reporter, to promote his rap career.
He approached ABC-7’s CeFaan Kim and threw his arm around the reporter who was in the middle of a live broadcast.
The rapper, who was wearing a hockey mask, began to shout out his latest mixtape and video.
But things took a turn for the worst when a shoving match began, that ended with Majesty Da Rebel striking Kim and knocking him to the pavement.
Majesty claims he was just promoting himself and claimed he was being treated differently than other people who bomb TV news personalities while they are live on air.
“The reason I did it was because I knew I’d get negative feedback from it,” Majesty Da Rebel told The New York Post. “I can always flip that. I saw an opportunity and took the opportunity to promote my video and mixtape. From the beginning, it was friendly, I put my arm around him, and then he pushed me, grabbed me.”
CeFaan Kim for his part was not amused with the stunt and has filed a police report over the incident.
However, Majesty Da Rebel remains undeterred and adamant that he would promote his rap career anyway possible.
“I’m not scared to deal with the consequences,” Majesty Da Rebel said. “They’ll probably interrogate me, ask me what happened. White guys bomb video reporters all the time. A black man tries to get air time and then gets beat up by the reporter. I’m gonna do what I gotta do and seize an opportunity.”