Monday, June 22, 2009
Perez Hilton In Dustup With Will.I.Am In Toronto Club
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton got into a fracas with rapper Will.I.Am while in Toronto, Ont. to be a presenter at The Much Music Video Awards. In a series of Twitter Tweets last night, Hilton stated he was assaulted by Will.I.Am, and requested his followers to call Toronto Police to the scene. Hilton was reportedly photographed by police at the club, for a contusion on his left eye. In a detailed video statement this morning on his blog, Hilton maintained that after Will.I Am accosted him in Toronto's SoHo Metropolitan Hotel club, he attempted to leave, but was followed by Will.I.Am and his manager and assaulted. In a video rebuttal, Will.I.Am gives his version of events. Inasmuch as Hilton "blogs about other people's drama", he is incensed at the drama which has entered his own life.
Attorneys for both sides have declined comment on the incident, and Toronto detectives are said to be investigating Black Eyed Peas manager Polo Molina as a suspect in the assault. Hilton is recovering in Toronto. Meanwhile, debate rages across Twitter and other blogs and sites as to what transpired between Hilton and Will.I.Am. Feel free to continue the debate here!
UPDATE: TMZ.com is now reporting that Black Eyed Peas' manager Polo Molina has been charged with assault by Toronto police in the attack against Perez Hilton.
UPDATE 2: IN Perez Hilton's video account of his dustup with Will.I.Am and Black Eyed Peas' manager Polo Molina, posted to his blog yesterday, Hilton states he said "you're a faggot. You're gay". This morning, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) people demanded Perez apologize for using the F-bomb in such a derogatory way. Hilton admits he intended to "say the worst possible thing that thug would ever want to hear." Well, referring to a man of color as a "thug" in public isn't so bright either, Perez. Stay tuned.