Travis McCoy the lead singer/rapper for Gym Class Heroes gave one his fans a good old fashion whooping after he was called a racial slur. Travis was on the Warped Tour when he broke his microphone while proceeding to beat the hater's azz. The hater called Travis a "fucking ignorant ass nigga" Dang...Travis got gangsta! Watch the video of Travis serving a can of whoop azz to the fan on stage. Notice that the audience applauds him in the clip. Some of our favorite Gym Class Heroes songs are Cupid's Chokehold / Breakfast in America & Clothes Off. The new Gym Class Heroes album "The Quilt" comes out September 9th.
Gym Class Hero frontman Travis McCoy was arrested at Tuesday's Warped Tour show in Missouri -- and now cops want to talk to him again. Cops popped McCoy for third-degree assault after he allegedly roughed up a fan who called him "f**king ignorant n****r." He was released Wednesday morning on $500 bail, but now, after investigating, cops want to talk to him again. The band released a statement Wednesday calling the incident "unfortunate" adding McCoy and the band are "anything but violent." source
On Tuesday, at the Maryland Heights, Missouri, stop of this summer's Warped Tour, Gym Class Heroes lead singer Travis McCoy was arrested and charged with third-degree assault after he allegedly struck a member of the audience in the head with his microphone.
According to police spokesman Sgt. Joseph Eagan, the department does not release the names of those arrested until they are formally charged by the local prosecutor's office. But Eagan did confirm that "there was an incident last evening with a band called Gym Class Heroes, and that we did make an arrest." Eagan said "there was an altercation between one of the artists and one of the patrons, and the person arrested was booked on assault, posted bond and was released."
Eagan did confirm that the incident was racially motivated, but added that the alleged victim "and the artist are of the same race."
"There were words exchanged, and the artist took offense to something that was said to him," Eagan said. "The complainant alleged that he was struck, and we're waiting for it to go to the prosecuting attorney."
Eagan declined to provide further details, but according to Rolling Stone, the audience member near the front row called McCoy a "f---ing ignorant n---er." McCoy reportedly responded by asking the man to repeat what he'd said as security personnel attempted to remove the man from the venue. McCoy then reportedly reached down and struck him in the head with his microphone.
Eagan told MTV News on Thursday (July 3) that a warrant for McCoy has been issued because police wish to speak with him further about the incident.
"The prosecutor handling the case decided there was enough information to warrant a charge," he said. The charge for municipal, or common assault, is a misdemeanor and carries no jail time, but will result in a fine to be determined by the judge if McCoy is found guilty. At 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, Eagan said McCoy's attorneys had not yet contacted police about the warrant.
Police will not actively pursue McCoy if he does not turn himself in, but Eagen said if one of the singer's attorney's does not contact authorities by the end of the month, an additional warrant will be issued for failure to appear. "I'm sure once they find out about it, he will have his attorneys contact our people." source