South African rapper Nasty C found himself in the spotlight this week after an incident during a performance in Zambia where he punched a fan.
The unexpected reaction left fans surprised as Nasty C is generally known for his laid-back demeanor in his career.
During a recent interview with Nandi Madida on her Apple Music show “Africa Now,” Nasty C opened up about the incident, attributing his response to a sense of constant paranoia.
He explained, “I think it’s just that constant paranoia, man, of not knowing who you can trust.
Plus, you gotta think too; all the energy is all the way through the roof; tension; there’s nerves behind me getting on stage; there’s just all these things that are going on at the same time.”
Nasty C admitted that the intense stage lighting made it difficult for him to clearly see what was happening around him.
When the fan rushed towards him, it took him completely by surprise. He added, “And I get out there; I can barely see anything; I’m wearing shades; I’m being blinded by all these lights; and I just see someone run up on me.
You know, my natural instinct is to fight back. And it is just very unfortunate; I wish it hadn’t happened that way, but at the time I wasn’t really thinking; it was just natural instincts, man.”
Nasty C’s candid explanation sheds light on the incident, providing context to his unexpected reaction during the performance.