A fan attempted to get a picture with Florida rapper Nardo Wick early Monday morning following a show at Club Skye in Tampa. Instead of a selfie, George Obregon Jr. of Pasco County reportedly received a savage beating, which left him in critical condition with a brain bleed.
Tampa police are now investigating the attack,
noting that the suspects “appear to be affiliated with the performer.”
Connor Villa, a witness to the attack and a friend of the victim,
told TMZ they both shelled out for VIP tickets and attended the rapper’s show. Afterward, “George was just walking toward Nardo with his phone up and then the guys that were around him, they didn’t hit him at first, they just kind of looked at him. And he was like, ‘Hey, can I get a picture?’ And then out of nowhere, the guy hit him from the side and just knocked him out.”
“The other guy continuously hit him while he was knocked out,” said Villa. “It’s completely ridiculous because even if you don’t want someone coming up taking a picture of your artist or your friend or whatever is going on, to hit him … is out of the question, but to continuously hit him after he’s on the wall, leaning, like not even responsive, it just should never have happened.”
Graphic footage of the attack shows Obregon calmly approach the rapper’s entourage with both hands clearly visible. One hooded individual — ostensibly a member of the rapper’s entourage — closes in on the victim from the side, then sucker-punches him in the head.
The victim appears to lose consciousness, freeze up, then lean against the wall.
The thugs aren’t finished with the rap fan, however.
A short, hooded individual notices the fan wavering and defenseless, then delivers a series of blows to his head. The victim falls with his short attacker atop him. As Obregon makes contact with the ground, his head can be heard bouncing against the pavement. Wick intervenes at the last moment to pull the short attacker away.
Police indicated Obregon was still in critical condition as of Tuesday afternoon,
Michelle Obregon, the victim’s mother, said that doctors informed her that her son has a concussion and bleeding to various parts of his brain.
She shared footage of the incident to Meta,
noting, “I want everyone to see what these mother f***ers did to my son!!!!! At no point was my son aggressive.”
“My son wanted a stupid f***in picture with his favorite artist!!!! And This is what he gets!!!!!!! I am sick to my stomach to think about how this could have turned out!!!!”
Wick, whose real name is Horace Walls III, addressed the attack in an Instagram post,
stating, “I don’t condone what happened to my fan George after my show in any type of way.”
“I expressed to him and his mama how sorry and concerned I was that it happened to him, multiple times before anything was even posted or on the internet. … I cant control another grown man actions, I ain’t know that was gone happen, and I was mad when it happened,” continued Wick. “I tried to stop it as u can see in the video, and if somebody got the longer video you can see how mad I was.”
Wick’s team also released a statement noting, “Nardo is furious over what happened! He did not condone or participate in anything that occurred. He took no part in it. As soon as he realized what was happening, he jumped to put a stop to it,”
“That’s not his security nor are the individuals directly connected to Nardo,” added the team.
The Tampa Police Department indicated on Tuesday that they are looking for the two suspects seen in the video assaulting Obregon.
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