Afroman unapologetic for punch; set to perform in Hattiesburg

Afroman unapologetic for punch; set to perform in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) - Afroman is set to perform his first show in Mississippi since punching a fan on a Biloxi stage during Mardi Gras. And despite entering anger management, his posts on Facebook show a man who appears unapologetic for his actions that night.

"I didn't slap a fan," Afroman wrote on Facebook Wednesday, "I slapped a hater heckler that was trying to ruin my show for my real fans."

The musician will be in his hometown of Hattiesburg, performing at The Dollar BOX Showroom Saturday, April 25. According to the club's Facebook page, the show was scheduled before the incident in Biloxi, and before Afroman announced he was retiring from performing live.

"This show was booked /contracted long before the BS went down in Biloxi. We don't endorse punching ANYONE, neither does Joseph, he knows he screwed up. If you don't like this show, keep it to yourself," The Dollar BOX Showroom wrote on its Facebook page.

Afroman made international headlines when he hit a woman who wandered on stage in the middle of his performance at Kress Live. The knockout was captured on video, and quickly went viral. (See the original story here: http://shout.lt/WPgl)

The victim, Haley Byrd, said she suffered a concussion and several facial contusions. Her attorney said they were still considering civil action against the singer, pending the outcome of a court heading set for June 10 in Biloxi.

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