BILOXI, MS (WLOX) –Tonight, a Grammy nominated entertainer is in trouble with Biloxi police after he decked a female fan during a Fat Tuesday performance.
Joseph Foreman, aka Afroman, was on stage at Kress Live Tuesday afternoon following Biloxi’s Mardi Gras parade. While he played his guitar, a woman walked on stage. Seconds later, the video clearly show Afroman turning around, and throwing a punch that knocked the woman to the ground.
Biloxi police say that woman made a citizen’s arrest. She filed an affidavit against the entertainer. He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor simple assault.
Afroman paid $330 cash to bond out of jail. According to Biloxi’s police chief, the musician “gave us no problem whatsoever.”
Chase Taylor owns Kress Live. He told WLOX News, “Afroman was about five songs into his set when the incident occurred. We pulled the plug on him, and security met him at the bottom of the stage to escort him outside, where he was taken into custody.”
Afroman is 40 years old. He went to USM. In 2002, his song “Because I Got High” was nominated for a Grammy.
“Kress Live does not condone this type of behavior. We like to keep a safe environment, and we addressed the situation the best way we could,” said Taylor.