UPDATE: Ozuna posted a statement on Facebook, see below.
Video of Ozuna hitting a man during his concert at United Palace in New York City on Saturday, July 29, took over social networks during the weekend.
In reply, Ozuna posted a heartfelt message on Instagram Sunday morning:
“An artist does something good and nobody says anything. But just a single incident and everyone judges you No more IG (sic)” he wrote, ostensibly in reply to some vicious comments on his account.
The events happened Saturday night, when Ozuna was performing “La Rompe Corazones” at the United Palace in New York City as part of his tour. In multiple videos, he’s seen walking to the right end of the stage and leaning over to speak with a security guard who is standing in front of the stage.
“Do you have problems?,” Ozuna asks him in the video, immediately saying, “get down, you cannot be here, you did the same yesterday.” Then he hits the man on the head with his microphone, and walks to the middle of the stage saying, “Do not disrespect me.”
Ozuna’s representative told Billboard that it all started on Friday night (July 28), where the man was also present at his concert, shouting obscene words and trying to get on stage.
See the altercation below:
UPDATE: On Monday morning (Jul 31), Ozuna posted a statement on Facebook. Read it below:
I have meditated and reflected a lot on the incident that happened on Saturday night at my second concert at the United Palace in New York City.
For me it has not been easy to get where I am, thanks to God and to my fans I have made progress. This work carries many sacrifices that I wouldn’t change for nothing in the world. I am a young entrepreneur who is just growing, at the same time as my career, but I also am a human, and as a human I make mistakes. I’m very sorry this incident happened. I apologize to the person in the incident, to all my fans present at the concert. My work team is making adjustments to the security protocols to avoid this type of situation in the future. Again, my sincere apologies.
Jan Carlos Ozuna Rosado