Michael Sharpe, the 19 year-old college student who says he received a haymaker from one of his favorite emcee’s, Kid Cudi, now says he still hasn’t received an apology.
Sharpe checked in from the Phillipines, where he’s home on winter break. Just five days ago, the college student thought he did the right thing by tossing a wallet that wasn’t his back on to Kid Cudi’s stage. Cudder took the gesture as an insult – video that surfaced online shows the rapper remove his ear monitors, jump off stage, and land a hard punch to the face of a fan, allegedly Sharpe. But after our 10 minute conversation Thursday, it seems that the fan’s feelings are hurt far more than his face.
“Being home now, and talking about it with my family… it’s different,” Sharpe revealed in relation to his feelings on the incident. “Definitely, if he would have hurt me seriously, I’d be much more upset. I didn’t really think about that though until I came home.”
Sharpe also said he has been in touch with a man claiming to be Cudi’s manager. The person kept insisting that an apology would be forthcoming, however that seems less likely as the days pass.
“How busy can he be, that he can’t call me and apologize?” asked Sharpe. “If you punched someone at a bar, and you were sorry, wouldn’t you make it a point to call and apologize? I’m not even looking for anything, other than just an apology. I’m just a fan.”
It was in that vein that Sharpe sent his latest and thus far, last series of text messages to the rapper’s alleged manager. After hearing news that Kid Cudi would no longer be on tour with Lady GaGa
, a story first reported by The RRS, Sharpe reached out to make sure everything was cool. The “manager” retorted with a defensive, press release-like statement, noting that Cudi pulled himself off the tour, and was not asked to leave.
“I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?'” recalled Sharpe. “Like, is he trying to make a statement through me? That was it for me.”