He's got haters and he knows it! Redfoo assaulted in Australian pub

  • AFP, Sydney
  • Updated: Aug 28, 2014 16:43 IST

US pop star Redfoo suffered a cut above his eye and had blood streaming down his face after a man allegedly threw a glass at him in a Sydney pub on Thursday.

Redfoo, a judge on Australia's X Factor talent show, said he was celebrating the release of his new song -- New Thang -- at the bar in Sydney's up-market suburb of Double Bay when he was struck in the early hours.

"All of a sudden I was talking to some girls, and bam, something hit me in the head," the 39-year-old singer, dancer and rapper, who was treated by paramedics at the scene, told Channel Seven television.

"I just want to identify his face, so if I see him again I can say 'You're that kinda dude, who does that sort of stuff'."

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"He looked at me and taunted me and winked his eye, just to say 'I got you' or something."

New South Wales state police said the alleged attacker, a 21-year-old man, was charged with malicious wounding and would appear in court on September 24.

Redfoo, whose real name is Stefan Gordy, added on Twitter that "jealousy is a hell of a drug".

The son of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Jnr, Redfoo is best known for his electropop band LMFAO.

He added that the incident was "not a reflection of Sydney, Australia", but called for the use of plastic cups at more drinking venues.
"This is just a case of an idiot in a club."

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