A$AP Rocky ‘barred from show’

A$AP Rocky’s performance in Toronto next week has reportedly been cancelled while he remains under investigation for battery.

Rapper A$AP Rocky has reportedly been removed from the line-up of a Canadian music festival after allegedly slapping a fan.

The Problems lyricist was charged with criminal battery last week after the incident took place during a Philadelphia concert, according to TMZ.

The website reports Rocky was booked to perform at Toronto’s York University on Wednesday until organisers heard about the investigation.

“The event cannot proceed until this matter is resolved,” a spokesperson is quoted saying.

Alleged victim Lisa Wade spoke to TMZ last week, insisting she was the target of an “unprovoked attack” when members of a dancing crowd began pulling on Rocky’s T-shirt during the August 31 show.

Wade filed a criminal complaint with the District Attorney’s Office.

The rapper has yet to publicly comment on the claims.

It’s not the first time the 24-year-old has been accused of having a temper.

He was also depicted in a feud with security at the MTV Video Music Awards last month.

Video taken at the awards ceremony in Brooklyn, New York shows Rocky being restrained by girlfriend Chanel Iman as he argues with a security guard outside the event.

The model is seen being pushed aside by the rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, as he gets in the face of the unidentified man before the couple walks away.

A woman at the scene is heard saying Rocky wanted to exit the red carpet. It remains unclear if that was the reason for the confrontation.
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Friday, 13. September 2013