At a local performance in New York City on Sunday night, pop artist Bebe Rexha was struck in the face and hurt by a mobile thrown from the crowd. A guy was detained as a result, according to police.
The multiplatinum-selling, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter was transported to the hospital after the phone struck her, according to the police. Her left eye was covered with a bandage and had a bruise, according to social media photos she posted on Monday.
She sung “I’m good, yeah, I’m feelin’ alright” in a TikTok video, quoting from her most recent collaboration with DJ David Guetta, “I’m Good (Blue).”
Rexha, 33, was performing on stage at Manhattan’s Pier 17, a rooftop club, when the phone was hurled, according to the police. A video that was shared on social media showed the artist’s head being hit by the phone before Rexha grabbed her face and fell to her knees.
After being arraigned on accusations of assault, aggravated harassment, and other offences on Monday, Nicolas Malvagna, 27, of New Jersey, was freed without posting bond. A violation or a misdemeanour applies to each.
A court complaint claims that Malvagna admitted to telling a third party that he attempted to strike Rexha with his phone at the conclusion of the event because he believed “it would be funny.”
His attorney was contacted for a response.
Rexha, a three-time candidate for a Grammy, is well-known for her singles “I’m Good (Blue),” “Meant to Be,” with Florida Georgia Line, and “I Got You.” She was raised in New York and worked as a composer for other musicians before breaking out on her own.
It was in April, just before the release of her most recent album, “Bebe,” that she told The Associated Press, “What I’m learning is that not everybody is going to connect with you and understand you, and that’s OK.”
“And I feel like you just have to be your realest, truest version of yourself because, at the end of the day, if you try to change yourself to be liked by other people, you’re not really being yourself,” she said.
Tuesday’s Philadelphia performance is her next one.