Tila Tequila attacked during late-night rap performance
Tila Tequila was pelted with rocks and bottles in the wee hours Saturday, then chased off stage at a music festival in Illinois by a mob who allegedly surrounded her trailer, rocking it and breaking windows, a witness and a sheriff told CNN. She said on Twitter that she planned to sue organizers of the event.
"Pretty soon the owners who run the Juggalos will be bankrupt," she tweeted Saturday afternoon. "My attorney Alan is already on it. This is disgusting behavior from men."
Tequila's set was scheduled for 2:30 a.m. Saturday, with events on the Aug. 13 "day" of the festival having started as early as 10 a.m. Friday, according to a Gathering of the Juggalos schedule on the Insane Clown Posse website. Tom Green had a set starting at 2 a.m., with Lil Kim inked for around 3:30 a.m.
Ahead of the show, the reality-TV-personality-turned-rapper now going by "Miss Tila" expressed her excitement on Twitter: "Lil Kim also performing tonight!! Woohoo! This is gonna be so fun!! I bought a TON of cool [stuff] that imma spray at the crowd!!! Lol!"
After the show, not so much: "[V]iolence against women like myself or anyone for that matter is not ok! Lawsuit is pending."
On TMZ on Saturday, Tila went into graphic detail about the incident. She told the site she'd gone to the hospital in L.A. Saturday night for stitches.
The annual Gathering of the Juggalos is organized for fans of the band Insane Clown Posse and featuring other acts from the Psychopathic Records label; the local sheriff, who was on site already responding to a stabbing report, told TMZ it's a "nightmare" event staged in a location where no entertainment permits are required. Tila complained to the sheriff that balloons and bottles of urine had been thrown at her, along with feces from the portable toilets. We wonder if those bottles might've been full of Faygo?
For those who've not yet seen Tila perform, we present this live, in-studio performance she gave on KTLA in May. Seriously. You can't not look at it.
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-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Tila Tequila in her jammies, holding up her book, at her Los Angeles home on Jan. 21, 2010. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
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