Polo Molina, manager of music group the Black Eyed Peas, has been detained in Canada after he and BEP star will.i.am allegedly assaulted celebrity blogger Perez Hilton following the 2009 MuchMusic Awards in Toronto last night.
“I’m in shock. I need the police ASAP. Please come to the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel now. Please,” Perez wrote on his Twitter page following the show.
“I was assaulted by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards. I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke.”
“Still waiting for the police. The bleeding has stopped. I need to document this. Please, can the police come to the SoHo Met Hotel,” he continued. “I spoke to my lawyer. I really need to talk to the authorities. Please come to the SoHo Met Hotel. Have called the police. Need them here.”
Will.i.am posted an online response on Monday morning denying he hit Perez.
“This dude twists it, and says that I assaulted him, when I was the one that came to him with respect and he was the one who called me a faggot outside the club, whatever,” the Black Eyed Peas frontman said in the posted video. “I hit you Perez? Come on dude. I didn’t hit you.”
“I told you that I didn’t like the fact that you disrespected us. It’s cool to have your opinion, but dude, apparently you were bleeding outside the club, I was like next to you by a tree waiting for my car and instead of calling the police, you Tweeted that I assaulted you…..”
“I know that I say things that can really upset people, that’s never a reason to hit someone. Will.I.Am made a video and he lied. Will.I.Am is a coward and disgusting human being for lying. I am making this video because I want to make it clear that I would never make up something like this. I would never lie about something so serious,” Perez said in his video response.
Whoa — this is heavy. Thoughts on this?