Tyga's Team Accused of Assaulting Cash Cash Member: Report
UPDATE: A representative for Tyga provided the following statement to Billboard:
"Tyga was not at all involved in any altercation and was completely unaware of the events until the next day. While details are still unclear, we were told one of the members of Cash Cash broke dj SB's laptop and security stepped in. They were interviewed by cruise security and Bahamian local authorities. No charges were filed."
Dance music trio Cash Cash took to Twitter on Saturday (Mar. 12) to notify fans that band member JP was "violently physically assaulted by Tyga's team" prior to their set on Mar. 11.
Both acts were booked for Inception at Sea, a spring break cruise that sails from Miami to the Bahamas.
A representative for Cash Cash today (March 14) exclusively gave Billboard the following statement:
"Early Saturday morning members of Tyga's touring crew physically assaulted Cash Cash during an altercation backstage at Inception at Sea cruise festival. Members affected include Samuel Frisch, and Jean Paul Makhlouf. Jean Paul Makhlouf suffered a concussion, injured kidney, alongside bruises to his head and body following the scuffle. One member of Tyga's touring crew hit Jean Paul Makhlouf of Cash Cash in the face following a verbal altercation when Tyga’s crew refused to leave the stage after the promoter called Cash Cash to start their already delayed set. [Tyga had postponed his 12:30-1am set to 1:45-2:35am overlapping with the set time of Cash Cash on the same stage.] A Tyga crew member was then filmed kicking Jean Paul in the ribs, while another Tyga crew member slammed him to the ground, punching and kicking his head and body while on top of him. Samuel Frisch was also shoved during the scene. Cash Cash was unable to perform their set and Makhlouf was also forced to miss their following show to recover from the incident."
Billboard reached out to Tyga’s representatives for comment, but had received no response at time of publication.
Last night JP was violently physically assaulted by @tyga 's team mins before our set. Thank u to everyone who helped out. JP is recovering.— Cash Cash (@cashcash) March 13, 2016
We are extremely bummed we couldn't play for our fans and were completely disrespected by @tyga and his team. More on this coming soon...— Cash Cash (@cashcash) March 13, 2016
Videos are coming so you can see how barbaric and uncivilized some people can be... pic.twitter.com/6pp4RTT4a8— Cash Cash (@cashcash) March 13, 2016