Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt Punches Stage Diver at Sydney Show

It wouldn’t be a show of any of the OFWGKTA alumni if there wasn’t a little bit of controversy thrown into the mix. And there was just that on Saturday night when Earl Sweatshirt played at Sydney’s Max Watt’s.

The 21-year-old rapper was mid performance when an audience member stormed the stage in what looked like an attempted attack on Earl, before being met with the performers left-hook. Garrett Stevenson of Trash Talk also kicked the man before he was taken out of the venue by security. The Instagram footage recorded by a fellow audience member can be seen below.

Apparently the incident took place after Earl called the man a fucktard for repeatedly kicking other fans in the face while trying to crowd surf. The rapper has since taken to Twitter to say the following.

Earl is mid-way through his Australian tour playing Splendour last night before heading on to Melbourne and Perth this week. If there is a lesson to be learned here, it’s don’t mess with Earl Sweatshirt if you want to come out unscathed.