The rapper said she had a “zero tolerance stance” towards sexual harassment.
Princess Nokia allegedly punched an audience member during her performance at a Cambridge University charity event last week after he targeted her with verbal abuse on stage.
The New York rapper performed at a charity fashion show on 15 February but left the stage after three songs, according to a post on the university’s forum for women and non-binary people of colour, Fly, when a white male student “harassed her during her performance” and mouthed “dirty obscenities like, show me your tits.’”
The rapper, real name Destiny Frasqueri, allegedly asked the audience member if he was being “disrespectful” before adding, “I’m so sorry, but when a white boy disrespects you, you punch him in the fucking face.”
A report in The Cambridge Student said the rapper threw a drink over the man before hitting him three times.
The post on Fly, written by Richelle George and Jason Okundaye, described meeting Frasqueri after the event, who regretted that the set had ended abruptly but said the incident had put her in a position “where her safety and comfort were severely compromised”. The post added that she had a “‘zero tolerance’ stance towards ‘instances of sexism and sexual harassment’”, and called the incident “a disgraceful public display of sexism and misogynoir.” [via Guardian]
FACT TV caught up with Nokia when she brought her live show to Corsica Studios last year.