AceShowbiz - Lil Uzi Vert phone tossing moment at the Wireless Festival has been explained after at least one person claimed to be a victim. The rapper apparently didn't intend to hit anyone specifically when he threw the phone at the crowd and injured a fan.
After Baby Pluto faced backlash due to the incident, a source has clarified that the hip-hop artist was simply attempting to return multiple phones that were thrown onto the stage by fans and did not target a specific individual.
"During Uzi's set at Wireless Fest, fans threw multiple cellphones onto the stage and inadvertently struck him," the source close to the situation said in a statement on Monday, July 4. "He merely attempted to clear the phones from the stage, avoid slipping and safely continue his performance - he never intentionally directed it at a specific individual."
Uzi performed at the Wireless Festival in the U.K. on Friday, July 1. On Sunday, TikTok user @ccornonmycob a.k.a. Drilla G posted a series of videos showing the bloody aftermath of the star throwing a phone full speed into the crowd during his headlining set.
In the first clip, Uzi was hyping the crowd up before he performed his 2016 song "Money Longer". As he turned around, the 26-year-old bent down to pick up a phone and threw it high and far into the crowd.
The woman also showed a series of photos showing her bloodied head. There's also a video of her being escorted by security, presumably to get medical treatment for her injury.
In the second clip, the woman explained what happened to her at the festival. "So as some of you guys may know, there is a video of Lil Uzi Vert throwing a phone into the Wireless crowd 2022 on Friday," she said. "I am sadly that chick that got their head smashed in by the phone. There was someone else but I don't want to mention him in case it is not permitted but yes there was some damaged caused but the guy got his phone back and everything is being dealt with."
The fan added that she wasn't able to get out of the way because it was so packed at the festival. "And even if I did [move out of the way] it would have hit someone either way, [the phone] wouldn't hit [the ground] first," she stressed.