UPDATED 11/29 2:10 p.m. ET: Nardo Wick has shared a statement after a video showed his entourage knock out a man after he asked for a photo.
"I don't condone what happened to my fan George after my show in any type of way, I expressed to him and his mama how sorry and concerned I was that it happened to him, multiple times before anything even posted or on the internet," he wrote in an Instagram post. "I sent his mama my number instantly the night it happened. I was even gone make a post to try to find out who he was before his mama text me."
Ultimately, he said he can't control the actions of those in his entourage. "I ain't know that was gone happen and I was mad when it happened," he continued. "I tried to stop it as u can see in the video, and if somebody got the longer video you can see how mad I was, I love and appreciate all my fans and don't condone what happened at all dat shit ain't gangsta or cool in no type of way,"
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A fan of Nardo Wick was viciously knocked out by the rapper’s entourage after asking for a picture.
Sources close to the situation told TMZ that the fan was a 20-year-old male who attended Wick’s show at Club Skye in Tampa, Florida. The man saw Wick leaving the venue around 1:15 a.m. EST and approached him to ask for a picture.
In video footage shared by TMZ, the fan can be seen walking towards Wick with his phone out before someone on the rapper’s team puncheS him in the face, causing his head to hit a concrete wall. The fan’s body tensed up before another person on Wick’s team punched him again, causing him to hit the ground pretty hard.
Throughout the whole ordeal, Wick can be heard telling his crew to chill while also holding the second person back who punched the fan. The man was taken to the hospital where he was allegedly treated for a severe concussion and hemorrhaging. TMZ’s sources have said it’s unclear if the man suffered any longterm damage.
Nardo Wick has yet to respond to TMZ’s request for comment. A spokesperson for the Tampa Police Department said they were aware of the incident and currently investigating.
"On Monday, November 27, 2023, at approximately 1:17 a.m., following a concert at Club Skye (1509 E. 8th Ave), an adult male victim, attempted to approach the performer for a photo, when individuals who appear to be affiliated with the performer punched the victim," Tampa PD said in a statement. "Immediately following the incident, the victim was transported to a hospital located outside of the county, where the report was later made. Following the report being filed on November 27, 2023, Tampa Police immediately began their investigation. At this time, the victim remains in critical, but stable condition.”
The statement continued, "Detectives are aware of the videos circulating social media and are interested in speaking to anyone who witnessed the incident or may have information that would assist in identifying the suspects."