As the video on TMZ shows, at an LA concert on Tuesday (20 June), Max was performing her choreography when a man who had rushed the stage and was being dragged off reached out for her, his hand colliding with her face.
As the singer later put it on Twitter, “He slapped me so hard that he scratched the inside of my eye. He’s never coming to a show again.” To her credit, she continued performing through the incident, though she was clearly in pain, and thanked the non-scary audience members for their energy, writing, “Thank you to the fans for being spectacular tonight in LA though!!”
You’re not ever entitled to a stranger’s body, even if she’s famous! Per unverified screenshots, the man involved has an unhealthy obsession with Max and admitted he was trying to give her his number.
Also, while we’re on the topic, you probably shouldn’t throw anything on stage, except maybe roses or, in certain cases, your undergarments. Nothing else!
Music manager Scooter Braun later shared a photo of Max recovering backstage, icing her face with a chilled beer bottle, which we have to admit is a very rock and roll way to handle it.
As many on Twitter have pointed out, both Max and Rexha are of Albanian descent, which doesn’t appear to be a motivating factor in these incidents, but just in case it is a pattern…do we have eyes on Dua Lipa? We must protect Dua Lipa!
This story originally appeared on GLAMOUR US.