Last week, Nicki Minaj got into an altercation with a personal assistant, Safaree Samuels
, according to Billboard
While the two fought in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas, Samuels allegedly shoved a suitcase full of his personal belongings in Minaj's face and hit her in the lower lip after she told him she wanted him to leave the room with nothing.
Minaj tweeted that she would have basically had Samuels' balls in a twist if he actually did that and that the story is made up, but an official incident report was filed despite her insistence that she not "make a report" regarding the ruckus.
"Reporting officers observed slight swelling and redness to [Minaj]'s chin," the report said. "[Minaj's] teeth struck the inside of her lower lip, causing the inside of the lower lip to cut and start to bleed."
Nicki isn't the only musician who's been assaulted though. We've compiled a list of musicians who have had similar experiences. Here are some others have been knocked around, maced, and outright attacked.
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley attacked at a bar in Japan
by three unknown people the night before the band was scheduled to play at the Summer Sonic Festival last summer. Whibley was hospitalized. He suffered a slipped disc in his back as a result of the attack, but still performed at Summer Sonic the next day. Now that's punk rock.
Remember the chick who had that hit "Bleeding Love"
back in 2008? A crazed fan punched her in the head
at a book signing back in London in 2009. Luckily she didn't require hospitalization. Certain pop stars might make really bad music, but come on, nobody deserves to be hurt like that.
Bob Marley's son Rohan, who is also the father of Lauryn Hill's children, was choked, put in a headlock
, and maced
by an off-duty police officer in Los Angeles in December 2010. Marley didn't even really do anything wrong. He thought that a security guard was a valet, and the security guard took too much offense to the confusion. It was a simple mistake that he got reprimanded for in a much too intense manner.