A$AP Rocky's shows have rightfully earned a reputation for being more hardcore than hip hop, but one stage manager is alleging the rapper's crew A$AP Mob went too far and is now suing seven of the crew's members, the rapper's label Sony Music Entertainment and Fader Media Network.
A$AP and his crew were performing at Fader Fort Music Fest last October when stage manager Anthony Montalbano appeared on stage. According to a complaint filed by Montalbano (via Courthouse News Service), "a Fader employee told him to go on stage to stop the group from breaking the equipment. No security personnel were present in or around the stage.
"Plaintiff was then grabbed by the defendants and continuously punched in the face and head for several minutes and said defendants hit plaintiff in the head with a microphone," the complaint states. A$AP Rocky was not personally named in the lawsuit.
Montalbano claimed that he needed 10 stitches on the scalp and that "plaintiff was covered in blood and sustained serious and lasting injuries, including but not limited to an open scalp wound, concussion, abrasions, lacerations and pain in his head, neck, back, knees and ribs."
Montalbano is suing for "negligent hiring, emotional distress, assault and battery and negligence."