R&B singer Akon is currently under investigation by police for throwing a concertgoer into the audience on Sunday (June 3) during a show in Fishkill, New York.
According to CBS, the singer was performing at the Annual KFEST concert at Dutchess Stadium, when a young fan threw a piece of paper at the singer who then called security to grab the kid and bring him on stage. Once he was brought onto stage, Akon hoisted him onto his shoulders and tossed him into off the side of the stage onto the ground, all of which was caught on video.
Although it is unknown if the fan suffered injuries from the incident, police are currently seeking the boy for questioning.
“We’re trying to identify that kid, just to find out whether or not we have any kind of criminal offense,” Fishkill Police Detective, Lt. John Berlingieri told the Poughkeepsie Journal. “We are looking to speak to him. No victim. No crime.”
In addition to trying to find out who the fan was, police are also considering to question Akon as well.
The incident comes on the heels of another investigation Akon was the center of as of late, when he was caught on camera at a concert in Trinidad simulating sex with an underage girl on stage.
Akon did apologize for the incident, but stated he was unaware that the female fan was underage.
“I want to sincerely apologize for the embarrassment and any pain I’ve caused to the young woman who joined me onstage, her family and the Trinidad community for the events at my concert,” he said in a statement.
In the aftermath of the controversy, Verizon Wirelss pulled their sponsorship from the singer’s tour with Gwen Stefani.