Can’t really say I blame him though:
Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travis McCoy was arrested last night in St. Louis on one charge of third-degree assault. The punk-hop group had just finished the first song of their Warped Tour set, â€œPeace Sign,â€ when a black audience member near the front row called the New York-based singer a â€œfucking ignorant nigger.â€
McCoy calmly asked the man, â€œWhat did you just call me?â€ As security was removing him from the crowd, the frontman reached down and broke his microphone over the man’s head. McCoy immediately apologized for his reaction and said it wasn’t representative of him as a person. â€œI’m sorry. But when someone calls you something that ignorant and that offensive, you have to bash their head in with a microphone,â€ said McCoy. The audience cheered as the man in question was carried away by security. Local police are not releasing the victim’s name at this time. McCoy was arrested onstage at the end of his set. He was released early this morning on $500 bond.
This video was shot immediately following the beat down:
Someone call Al Sharpton. Or at least Pete Wentz. Or maybe both.