Donnis Knocks Out Stage Crasher - Best On Stage Beatdowns (Watch)Posted by Nathan S. on 10/26/09 | Filed under Videos, Donnis
The Refined Take: This is the video that sparked my interest in the topic this morning. The always dope Donnis is doing a damn good set last night at BLVD NYC when some random dude comes from backstage and decides everyone obviously came there to see him (fast forward to the 2:12 mark). To his credit, at first Donnis played the incident off as a joke, standing behind the dumbass and mocking him as others try to get him off the stage. But then random dude decides to throw a sucker punch at Donnis' manager Stadium Dan, resulting in what appears to be a solid right cross from Donnis, followed by a straight jab from a security guard in a suit that sends him sprawling off the stage. In retrospect you can see it all coming: check the 2:32 mark for Donnis balling his fist at the first sign of trouble.
The Refined Take: You never know what you're going to get with Trey Songz. One minute he's a soulful crooner, the next he's straight gangster. Well at a recent show we got more of the latter, as Songz dove into the crowd after someone not only apparently throws ice at him, but then raises his hand when Songz demands, "Who's throwing ice." Ultimately I'm going to have to put this one into the "bad move" pile. First, not only are you completely killing the concert for people who want to see you sing, not elbow them in the head while you go after some ice thrower, but more importantly, watch for Songz to tap his massive bodyguard on the shoulder before he dives in. Yeah, real brave. If I had a dude that big backing me up I probably wouldn't take too kindly to having things thrown at me either.
The Refined Take: A real low light int he rapper/fan on stage confrontation pantheon. Akon apparently has no problem lying about his criminal record, but he does have a problem with someone throwing a water bottle at him, even if that someone's a skinny teenage kid. Interestingly Akon decides to go with the WWE-style shoulder throw, a move that takes the kid by surprise so much that he just stands there like a rag doll and gets tossed. First, I'd like to see Akon try that with someone who weighs over 120 pounds. Second, he threw the kid onto some other fans, seriously injuring a teenage girl in the crowd (well done sir). No one's condoning bad fan behavior, but here's a textbook example of how to make a bad situation even worse.
The Refined Take: I thought we'd end on a high note (of sorts) with what has to be considered, undoubtedly, the greatest on stage knockout of all time. Not only does Pitbull drop a rowdy fan who throws money at him with a right cross worthy of a MMA fighter, not only does he follow it with a ninja-style knee to the dude's dome, but after laying the guy out he continues to sing the song without missing a beat! And as opposed to the Akon situation, this guy wasn't small by any means. I can guarantee you that will be the last time anyone tries to pull a move like that onstage with Pitbull.
My testosterone fueled enjoyment of people getting done up aside, the real point is that if you're at a concert, remember everyone else is there to see the artist, not your dumb ass. So don't throw anything, don't jump on stage, and if you do, make sure it's not at a Pitbull concert or you're going to be eating out of a straw for 4 to 6 weeks.