Tuesday night, rapper Christopher “MC Chris” Ward threw a longtime fan out of his Philadelphia performance fortweeting an insulting message about Richie Branson, the evening’s opening act.
Online PR News – 12-August-2012 – August 12, 2012, San Diego California – The fan, Mike Taylor, went home andblasted the rapper for his actions on Reddit, writing that it was “immature” to “publicly humiliate someone for something tweeted to just my hundred or so followers.”
“I don’t regret sending the tweet,” Taylor wrote to the Daily Dot on Wednesday. “Even at the moment I was standing in the lobby at Union Transfer, having just been humiliated in front of that crowd, I was soaking in the ridiculousness and disbelief over what had just occurred. The whole night regret never crept into my mind, just disappointment that the event went down.”
MC Chris remained confident that he did the right thing by kicking Taylor out. He told the Daily Dot that his decision was rooted in his desire to maintain a strong semblance of togetherness within the nerdcore community.
Taylor wrote on Reddit that he has been a “diehard mc chris fan since 2004, with plenty of fond memories of listening to Life’s a Bitch and I’m Her Pimp and Eating’s Not Cheating on repeat” but that last night’s dustup “kinda sullied those memories.”
“I’m a fan of MC Chris the musician, the artist, the comedian, and the voice actor,” he told the Daily Dot. “As for MC Chris the man, I don’t think I’ll be supporting him any time soon.
“You can’t judge and dismiss a person for one tweet. I’ve been a fan of his for years and hope that relationship can continue.”