American rapper Nipsey Hussle has been captured on video slapping a man believed to a BET Awards employee. Complex claims the drama started following a dispute over where the rapper can park his car.
From the video, it is clearly seen that the incident occurred in a nearby parking lot just outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles where the ceremony is taking place.
And TMZ adds that the conflict started when the employee contested that Nipsey’s crew couldn’t move a few cones to enter a restricted area. Things escalated quickly when the guy knocked a cone out of the hand of the rapper’s bodyguard, and Nipsey quickly responded by slapping him across the face.
See the altercation from this angle.
Another angle from the Victory Slap by Nipsey Hussle #BETAwards2018
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The employee apparently tries to fight back but Nipsey is immediately restrained by an officer while another law enforcement official stepped in between his bodyguard and the employee.
This didn’t stop the rapper from performing though, because he surfaced on the stage less than an hour later, despite claims that he was arrested, to open the show and performing with YG.
Watch the full video below.
The rapper was however condemned on social media for his violent act towards the man.