Big Sean

Big Sean Attacked at CD Signing in New York

Big Sean, fresh off the No. 1 debut of his album I Decided., was attacked at a CD signing in Queens, New York on Friday (Feb. 17).

The man reportedly tried to slap the Detroit MC before he was swiftly tackled to the ground by security guards and arrested, according to TMZ. A portion of the incident was caught on camera, showing the alleged suspect on the ground and being escorted out by officials.

Sean addressed the incident on Saturday (Feb. 18) with a series of tweets. “Look I never comment on this type of shit,” he tweeted. “but they can’t do me dirty and say a fan smacked me or no shit like that…some guy waited in line in the cold since 10am, bought my CD, when I signed his CD n shook his hand he TRIED to hit me off guard.”

According to Sean, the attacker was mentally ill. “The dude was released from a mental hospital last week, has a long record of mental illness n was off his meds. Very serious issues,” he said. “He claimed he had wrote songs for Michael Jackson, Jay Z n was wit Birdman etc. I’m hoping he’s getting the proper treatment he needs.”

In the video, a voice can be heard screaming: “You pussy, ni**a. Birdman said, ni**a.”

According to Sean, the incident also negatively impacted fans who were patiently waiting in line. “I wanted to keep the signing going but the store shut it down,” he tweeted. “Sorry it got ruined for the rest of the real fans. I got the #1 Album in the country currently and am grateful for every listener who got love for me. Everyday a dream come true.”

Sean is currently celebrating the success of I Decided., which is sitting atop the Billboard 200. After the album’s digital release last week, physical copies hit stores on Friday.