There are an interesting set of videos going viral online on Saturday. First off, TMZ posted the below video which shows Plies — a rapper most well known for songs like “Shawty,” “Find You,” “Becky,” and “Get U Wet” — getting a bear hug from a fan that Plies brought on stage with him in Tallahassee, Florida. Oddly though, the fan soon turns his hug into leverage to throw Plies off the stage while he’s rapping. Plies begins talking about how close the pair are standing together and that appears to be the homophobic ranting that sets the fan off, sparking him to fling Plies to the ground. Eventually, the man who hug-tossed Plies to the ground was tackled by security, as Plies jumped back on stage and continued rapping.
TMZ has the “Instagram” logo posted as the source of the video, but apparently Plies’ Instagram account wasn’t the source of the video. Meanwhile, the above video shows the violence that happened to Plies who created his Big Gates Records. The 38-year-old — whose real name is Algernod Lanier Washington — hails from Fort Myers, Florida. Plies also played football for the Ohio-based Miami University for a couple of years, in both 1996 and 1997, prior to graduating on to his “Plies” popular name and becoming a successful rapper.
As reported by TMZ, the violent Plies fan video showed the melee occurring during the concert after Plies graciously allowed the man to join him and his crew on stage.
As expected, a variety of reactions to Plies’ shocking video are coming into Twitter, which has the name Plies as a trending topic as of this writing.
However, it’s World Star Hip Hop that has posted an interview with the man who threw Plies off stage, who explains, after taking a drink of water from his kitchen sink, that he felt disrespected by the things Plies said about him. The man explains that he liked Plies’ music and that he’s still a fan of the music, but didn’t like the way Plies “came at him” to insult him in front of the crowd in that manner.
Warning: Offensive language contained in the video.
The narrator of the video calls the man who threw Plies off the stage “Moody Greens” as an introduction. As reported by the Inquisitr, Instagram videos can become quite popular, such as when Robert Griffin III posted a video of himself singing to a Michael Jackson song.
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