LONDON, England, Wednesday June 26, 2013 – Don’t tick off Rihanna unless you don’t mind getting your clock stopped.
An overenthusiastic member of the audience at the Barbadian superstar’s recent concert at the LG Arena in Birmingham found that out the hard way when he got a good clocking in return for clinging too hard to the object of his admiration.
The incident, which was captured on video and posted on YouTube, shows the 25-year-old singer apparently clubbing the fan with her microphone after her arm was grabbed during the concert.
In the footage, the star is seen reaching out to fans and touching hands while singing “We Found Love” until a member of the audience grabs her sleeve and appears reluctant to let go.
By way of response, the “Talk That Talk” girl then strikes the fan with her microphone to secure her release before walking away.
The “Unapologetic” star remained unapologetic after the incident, taking to Instagram to say she did it on “purpose”.
“That b**** won’t let me go,” she explained.
The incident took place in front of crowd control barriers, with the “Stay” singer flanked by several security guards.
While some news reports claim that Rihanna hit the fan in the face, this cannot be verified by the footage.