Steve Lacy won’t apologize for breaking fan’s camera on stage
Don’t expect an apology from Steve Lacy after the singer broke a fan’s disposable camera on stage Monday at a concert in New Orleans.
The “Bad habit” hit maker defended himself on Instagram on Tuesday after pictures of him getting hit by a projectile and then smashing a camera on stage has been doing the rounds on social media. It is unclear if the disposable camera he smashed is the same object that hit him in the leg seconds earlier.
“My shows have been fun as hell! kudos to the people who don’t throw disposable cameras at me and just come over to pick up a vibe and connect,” Lacy wrote on Instagram.
“I had a great time at Nola last night. I hate that the beauty of the connection I have with so many people in the crowd gets lost when something negative happens. I don’t think I have to apologies to anyone – maybe I could have reacted better? Of course, still, I’m a student of life, but I’m a real person with real feelings and real reactions.
Lacy headlined a show at The Republic live music venue as part of his Give You the World tour. In videos of the event, the 24-year-old “Static” artist scolds the crowd after someone throws an object that collides with his leg.
“Don’t throw s— on my f— stage, please,” he said before asking fans on the concert floor, “Can I see this camera?”
After a participant hands her a disposable camera, Lacy forcefully throws the device down. The crowd gasps collectively as the camera hits the stage with an audible snap.
“That’s it,” Lacy says in the clips before leaving the stage. “Peace.”
While some criticize the artist on social media for his actions, many sided with Lacy and argued that audience members should know better than to throw things at musicians while they perform.
“I am not a product or a robot,” he continued in his Instagram caption. “I am human. I will continue to give my all to these shows. please come with respect for yourself and others please love yourself.”
Lacy’s Give You the World tour wraps up Nov. 11 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.