Drake and his bodyguard may face assault charges after a pair of fans say the pop star and his security attacked them.
Jeremis Soriano claims he was punched in the mouth after approaching Drake after a Florida club date. Soriano’s friend approached Drake, but was allegedly shoved away. At that point, Soriano says he acted. He claims he called Drake several derogatory names and was punched by security. “Before I got to say his name, [the bodyguard] hit me in the mouth and I fell back,” he told ABC Action News in Jacksonville, Florida.
His female friend vouched for Soriano.
“He never put his hands on Drake. He never made a fist toward the security guard for them to hit him that hard,” said Soriano’s friend. The punch left Soriano with a busted lip which required six stitches. The female witness also said that Drake gave them the middle finger.
Soriano said he wants to sue, but his aim is not to get any windfall of money from Drake, who is signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Records. He simply wants his medical bills paid, but admitted he was going to speak to a lawyer as he pushes forward to press charges against the rapper.
“I don’t even want to hear his songs on the radio,” he said. “They are the same people that are buying your C.D.’s. You shouldn’t treat us like that.”
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s department is investigating the matter, but Drake was not available for comment.