Joss Stone headbutts brother at his son’s baptism

Headbutting is the new bitch slap. First it was Naomi Campbell. Then Amy Winehouse. Now Joss Stone has publicly headbutted a man – her own half-brother to be exact. When two celebrities do something, it’s a fad. But once you get three on board it’s an absolute trend, and pretty soon people will be doing/watching/wearing whatever it is in the street. So keep that in mind when you glare at the rude clerk at the grocery store.

Joss was a little late to her nephew’s baptism, and she was supposed to be the baby’s godmother. A fight ensued between Joss and her half-brother Daniel, resulting in her headbutting him.

Pop star Joss Stone amazingly headbutted her brother as a family baptism descended into an ugly brawl. The diva, 21, was to be godmother to half-brother Daniel Skillin’s year-old son Louis but incensed her family by arriving 30 minutes late. She then refused to properly read out the church order of service – and as elderly relatives confronted her she branded them “old biddies”.

When ex-heroin addict and jailbird Daniel, 29, later quizzed her, she turned violent. One guest revealed: “She was absolutely furious and they had a full-blown argument. They were screaming at each other and the next thing, Joss headbutted him. Other family members ran over to break it up and she stormed off. It turned from a nice family affair into a brawl between Joss and her brother. No one could believe it.”

Rev John Cunningham later confirmed he had reminded her about the reading but said: “The conversation I had is between me and her.” The ugly bust-up exploded after guests decamped to Daniel’s home.

However, her pals insisted Joss’s headbutt was little more than a tap. One friend said: “She had been looking forward to the baptism. No one seemed bothered that she was a little late but a few people from Daniel’s side had a go. At Daniel’s house she got lots of stick and eventually had a go back. But she didn’t want trouble and when things got a bit too heated she left. She was really upset.”

[From The Mirror]

Clearly. You know, when I’m really upset I yell, scream, or cry. Or generally do the wasp thing and keep it all inside, which is much more dignified and less healthy. But rarely do I resort to headbutting. Not never, but rarely. I imagine Joss looking like a charging rhino, coming at her poor brother with smoke coming out of her nostrils. Do rhino nostrils smoke? I think I’m mixing this up with dragons. But with that occasionally purplish-red hair of hers, Josh does look a bit dragon-esq.

Considering she couldn’t hold her temper together for a few hours over something that was clearly her mistake to begin with, it seems like it’d be a good idea to pick a new godmother. Heaven forbid the kid fail to blow out all his candles on his 5th birthday and Joss sucker punches him or something.

Here’s Joss Stone performing live at LA Pride 2008 on the WAMU Mainstage at West Hollywood Park on June 7th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. huh says:

    Ah yes, being a WASP is all about pretending everything is just dandy…no matter how pissed of you are. And that’s why so many of us are in therapy.

  2. Missy says:

    What the…..

  3. Kaiser says:

    Wasn’t the “Head-butt Heard ‘Round The World” that French soccer player at the World Cupamajig?

    After him, it seemed like everyone was doing it. Perhaps it’s the new “flipping the bird” rather than the new bitch-slap.

  4. Snowblood says:

    Awesome!! I know nothing about this Joss Stone or her art or music, but – she head-butted her brother! So, so much cooler than the old-fashioned drink-in-the-face or bitch-slap. A thousand times cooler! HELL yeah.

    Yes, I think that’s it, Kaiser – head-butting is the new bird-flip/bitch-slap. Too bad we can’t head-butt as sholes in traffic…

  5. ri23 says:

    Funniest thing I’ve read all day. Everybody’s losing their minds.

  6. Scott F. says:

    Christian Bale was ACCUSED of POSSIBLY shoving his (drunken) mother and sister out of his hotel room – we get people (granted, no one who’s posted on this thread yet) calling for his head.

    This chick head-butts her brother in front of a room full of witnesses, and it’s treated like a joke. Not that I really think either of them deserve to be punished – I just kinda noticed a double standard here.

  7. mike says:

    Christian Bale shoved his MOTHER.
    His MOTHER.

    We fight, scream with our siblings. It’s a natural thing – and funny under certain circumstances, like when my sister bitchslapped my older brother like there ain’t no tommorrow.

    But we don’t touch our MOTHERS. Maybe it’s okay in your family to push/shove/whatever your mom, but that shit ain’t happening in mine. And I reckon, in most families as well.

  8. gilly says:

    what i find so disgusting is she refused to say the words of the service properly, surely she was told before what she would have to read, if she didnt agree with them, that should have been the time to refuse to say them not during the service. I’m glad shes not my childrens godmother

  9. Bodhi says:

    Sorry, but if my mom was wasted & hostile & screaming & demanding money & would not leave after repeated requests to do so, I’d probably shove her out the door too. Not to mention that his wife & small child were likely there as well….

    I wonder whats going on with the Bale saga. I haven’t read anything about it since it happened.

    Oh, & Joss… Sure siblings fight like crazy, but this was her nephew’s BAPTISM. If my future brother or sister in law pulled that shit at my (hypothetical) kid’s baptism there would be hell to pay from all sides

  10. Snowblood says:

    Scott F, I called Bale’s shifty-as-hell mother and sister out the moment that story came out, and my hunch proved to be spot-on. Those two white-trashy women were shaking down their son/brother in the nastiest, lowest way possible, and deserved to be slapped upside the head for what they did. No double standard coming from me, at all. I think Bale conducted himself as much like a gentleman in that mortifying scenario than most men could bring themselves to be in the same position.

  11. Anne says:

    I don’t see a double standard, the comments and press are for the most part on Bale’s side.

  12. mike says:

    Screw that. I don’t care if Bale’s mom was kicking and bawling all the way down to the white trashville.

    You. Just. Don’t. Touch. Your. Mom.

    If you can shove your mom, you can shove anybody. Including his children (if he has any) and wife.

    If she was indeed trying to mooch off him, then the right thing to do was to humor her at the time, and then cut her off. Don’t see her. Don’t let her in. Don’t tell her where you’re going. That’s the way to go. Shoving your mother and getting the cops called on you ain’t the way to go.

  13. Scott F. says:

    To be fair, Snowblood, I specifically said that I didn’t see a double standard from any of the posters on this thread. I just read a few different blogs, and I’ve noticed it a bit in the reporting.

    You were one of the people who, like myself, thought the Bale accusations didn’t add up. But this incident happened in front of a room full of people, and can’t really be denied – but most people are reporting on it like it’s a joke.

    I would point out that you REALLY have to respect the brother. This guy has a slam-dunk lawsuit against his rather wealthy sibling, and he didn’t even call the cops. That’s a family that sticks together, and at least seems to respect each other. I’d say Bale’s relatives could stand to take a page from his book.

  14. Bodhi says:

    He has a 3 year old daughter.

    I’m not condoning any kind of violence AT ALL but seriously, shoving a drunk belligerent person trying to get into your hotel room in the middle of the night vs. headbutting someone at a nice calm family event?

    No comparison

  15. alex says:

    Anyone using violence because they are not smart enought to find a good verbal argument are losers in my opinion.

  16. gg says:

    I don’t think grabbing her arm and “showing her to the door” equals “violence”. Headbutting? violence.

  17. daisy424 says:

    She’s a self absorbed loser

  18. fee says:

    That woman sounds like she was never a true mother to Christian Bale – more like a “biological lifegiver” – there is a difference……As for Joss, headbutting your brother in a church infront of friends & family (not to mention the child itself), just shows what a classy act she obviously is.

  19. Enonymous says:

    Headbutting? LOL, I can just imagine her now going at him like a bull. However, I agree with Mike and Alex, violence is NEVER acceptable, especial towards your own mother. She might be the worst mother in the world but she is still your mom (the one that gave birth to you and that surely counts for something) and the best thing you can do is just keep your distance and if you wish, then do not involve her in your life any longer.

  20. daisy424 says:

    I agree that violence is not the answer.

    “the one that gave birth to you and that surely counts for something”

    Giving birth to a child does not give you a right to treat them like shit. Respect is earned.

  21. dyvadoc says:

    The “WASP way” isn’t seen as more dignified, it simply looks as if you can’t secure the proper language to express yourself correctly, let alone passionately.

    As for the Christian Bale situation, I agree, your Mom is your Mom, and you never TOUCH YOUR MOM. However, by the same token, FAMILY IS FAMILY, and if she were truly any kind of mother, she would never have reported this incident right at the time of his biggest accomplishment, if at all. That was clearly done out of pure vindictiveness. No matter what I did to my mom, she would never sell me out like that. :mrgreen:

  22. Has she been charged with domestic violence? She’s guilty of it. Let’s see if she’s treated the way her brother would have been if he’d been the one to be violent. 😡

  23. JaneSays says:

    Am I wrong to be turned on by the fact that she headbutted a muhfucka instead of, say, pulling his hair or cat-scratching him with her nails until he was a bloody mess?? 😆