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Two days after an arrest warrant was issued for Atlanta, Georgia rapper Gucci Mane being charged with the assault of a United States soldier and war veteran, another victim is coming forward with additional allegations. According to Atlanta’s WSBTV Channel 2—the same outlet that initially reported the first assault, a fan was punched in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania after approaching Gucci Mane at a concert.
“I haven’t ever been so humiliated in my life and disrespected,” the victim, who asked only to be called TJ, told WSBTV on Monday (March 25). “He punched me on the left side of my face, right here in the jaw, knocking off my glasses.” The victim claims that the altercation at Philly’s Club Onyx caused him a chipped tooth and swelling of the face. The fan said that Gucci’s entourage prevented him from properly defending himself.
At present, Gucci Mane has yet to turn himself into police. This the latest in a long history of legal troubles for the 1017 Brick Squad leader, who’s been a longtime Warner Bros. Records artist throughout multiple incarcerations for battery and aggravated assault convictions in 2005 and 2011. This second assault report also follows a month where Gucci apparently kicked star protege and album collaborator Waka Flocka Flame out of his Brick Squad organization via Twitter. A label rep later said that Gucci’s account was “hacked.”
HipHopDX is launching a Twitter hashtag-activated website for this year’s SXSW music festival. Artists, journalists, and concert-goers can utilize the Twitter hashtag #DXSW to post twitter messages, photos, and videos to our site in real-time. Simply post a tweet with the hashtag #DXSW and it will automatically show up on HipHopDX’s specialty site. All posts will be organized by festival day, creating a digital scrapbook of Hip Hop at this year’s SXSW music festival.
Concert-goers can share experiences and comment on performances, Journalists can provide running commentary and event announcements on the fly, Artists can communicate directly to fans and share their own SXSW experiences from backstage, and Internet users from all over the country can access the site and get a first-hand account of the festival from all viewpoints, as it’s happening.