Earl Sweatshirt is very protective of his stage, and over the weekend a fan at his Sydney, Australia concert felt it in the flesh. Someone thought it would be a great idea to jump on stage and give the rapper a hug (or so it seems) but Sweatshirt felt otherwise and punched the fan in the face before security tossed him offstage.

"That fan is not hugging him. He approached from behind and his arms are around Earl's face and neck," says a representative for Earl Sweatshirt, while another adds that the rapper "was attacked, as far as any artist performing onstage would be concerned that is ambushed from behind, not hugged."

Later, Earl Sweatshirt addressed the incident on Twitter: