The fan charged with chucking a mobile phone at Bebe Rexha’s face as she carried out at a Manhattan live performance Sunday allegedly dedicated the assault for his personal amusement.
“I used to be making an attempt to see if I may hit her with the telephone on the finish of the present as a result of it could be humorous,” accused phone-pelter Nicolas Malvagna stated, in response to a prison grievance.
Malvagna, 27, was arrested and charged with assault, aggravated harassment, tried assault and harassment after his alleged stunt left the “I’m Good (Blue)” singer with a black eye.
Rexha, 33, was on stage wrapping up her live performance on the Rooftop at Pier 17 when he allegedly hurled the telephone at her.
The forceful toss left the singer-songwriter bloodied and bruised, in response to police and photographs she posted of her harm. She was rushed off stage and brought to a hospital, the place she acquired stitches to shut up an open minimize above her left eye.
Video taken by an viewers member reveals the telephone flying by means of the air and putting the Staten Island-raised star within the face — inflicting her to recoil, clutch her verify and kneel to the bottom in ache.
“She staggered round, fell down, and her folks pulled her off the stage,” concert-goer Brian Good, 48, informed The Post of the “scary” incident.
“Bebe struggles rather a lot within the trade due to their bias towards her age and weight,” he added. “She stored mentioning issues that had occurred to her within the metropolis or when she was rising up and the way glad the present was for her as a type of homecoming. Sad it ended like that.”
Many followers scolded the violent stunt and known as for the particular person accountable to be held accountable.
“Wow, that is so vile, nasty, and disturbing. Bebe Rexha doesn’t deserve this in any respect. I hope she is okay, and I hope the one that threw the telephone will get charged with assault,” one follower tweeted.
The subsequent day, the Grammy-nominated songstress posted pics of her harm to Instagram with the caption: “Im good.”
Prior to the assault, Rexha stated she was “undoubtedly having the perfect f–king tour of my life” in an Instagram publish.
Malvanga, of New Jersey, was freed with out bail following an arraignment Monday. He was ordered to avoid Rexha.