Khalid took time out of his busy schedule to talk to a fan Sunday night, only to allegedly be met with groping. The American Teen singer detailed the incident in a series of tweets, clarifying that he loves "interacting and talking' with his fans, but not when they disrespect him.
After the fan grabbed him, Khalid said he simply left the scene because he doesn't like "showing anger in front of anyone."
Khalid addressed the further in followup tweets, noting that sexual assault and harassment "happens on both ends" and is "unacceptable."
Though Khalid didn't specify the location of the incident, he was in attendance at Sunday night's American Music Awards. Khalid's "Location" was nominated for Favorite Song - Soul/R&B, ultimately losing the honor to Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like." Khalid also joined Imagine Dragons on the Microsoft Theater stage in Los Angeles, California for a mashup performance of "Young, Dumb, & Broke" and "Thunder."
Khalid's account of being groped by a fan arrives amid a wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations in the entertainment industry and beyond. Last week, actor Terry Crews spoke candidly about his alleged assault by William Morris Endeavor agency's Adam Venit. "I have never felt more emasculated, more objectified," Crews said. "I was horrified."