When a Twitter Troll decided to confront WALE at WWE Monday Night RAW in DC, this is what happened.
It wasn’t really a fight, it was sort of like what the NBA guys do when they pretend they want to fight. WALE says he would have given the troll a beatdown, but he had to think about the kids.
Here is what he had to say to MTV News.
A user with the handle @Chefboyrnach fired off a series of since-deleted threatening tweets: “Did wale just walk by me!? Nahhh b he better come collect this fade,”. “You at Monday night raw f—boy? Come see me in the ring and catch this stunner @wale.”
“It was just a dude that was like, ‘I’mma kick your ass. I better not see you here,'” the rapper told MTV News on Tuesday. Because the posts were launched from the same location Wale was at rather than some far off IP address, like most Twitter hate, the DMV native decided to find their author. A video surfaced of their interaction, but at less than 20 seconds, it’s hard to decipher exactly what went down.
“I was like, ‘Yo, is this you?’ And one thing lead to another, and I just kind of mushed him a little bit,” the rapper explained, stressing that things didn’t turn violent. “Honestly, if there wasn’t kids right there, it would have went a little bit differently, but I just wanted to be conscious of them. It’s not to say it was the right decision. But in the moment, you know.”
“People get it misconstrued,” he went on. “Like, ‘Oh, you’re so butt-hurt.’ It’s not even that. I come from a place where when we was at the lunch table and n—as was jonesing on each other, I’ll respond. I’m gonna have something better, too. And now we’ve come to a place where, if you respond, you’re a bitch. Somebody could say ‘F— you’ 100 times, if I say ‘f— you’ back, then I’m a bitch. And people be like, ‘You’re famous, you shouldn’t care.’ “
WALE has a point, but he also he has more to lose than the Troll. If the altercation did get violent, it would have only turned out bad for WALE no matter what happened. If he beats down the dude, he gets arrested possibly sued, if they dude beats him down then he gets clowned forever.
So, while I understand his point completely, just best to leave it alone, don’t feed the trolls.