A fan “interaction”; in Atlanta over the weekend is putting an uncomfortable spotlight on Tim McGraw.
TMZ has obtained footage of McGraw performing in Georgia on Sunday where the singer smacked a particularly grabby female fan. Things went sour during the “Truck Yeah”; portion of the country megastar’s show when a fan started grabbing at McGraw’s leg and (depending on video interpretation) crotch. A visibly irritated McGraw responded by whacking the concertgoer in the head with an open hand.
McGraw’s rep spoke with Billboard about the incident and insists the “swat”; wasn’t a malicious act.
“At the end of the night during the encore, Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn’t let go as he was moving through the crowd,”; said the recording artist’s rep. “He instinctively swatted to try and keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing), and so he could get to more fans who were trying to slap hands with him before the end of the show. He didn’t know who had grabbed him and was trying to keep his pants from being torn.”;
We have TMZ“s footage of the incident (which does include the fan tearing at McGraw’s denim) at the ready for you to investigate. Give it a watch and share your thoughts with us on Twitter.