Jason Derulo filmed committing battery in Vegas, but has not been charged

On Tuesday night, Jason Derulo was leaving the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas when two men taunted him by calling him Usher. I guess being misidentified or perhaps being called Usher really pissed Jason off because he was filmed jumping a rope to punch one of the guys and then walking away after someone broke up the fight. The unidentified heckler’s friend then ran up on Jason from behind and was met with Jason’s right hook. Although Jason was carted off in handcuffs he has not been arrested or charged with assault as of this post as no one has pressed charges. Here is a writeup on this from The Guardian and the video is below.

Las Vegas police have stated that pop singer Jason Derulo “committed a battery against two individuals” in an altercation at the city’s Aria resort and casino early on Tuesday morning.

Video footage shows Derulo running across the venue’s atrium and throwing punches at an unidentified man, who had taunted him with comparisons to the R&B singer Usher.

Derulo was pictured in handcuffs and taken off the premises, with the resort making a trespass order against him.

He has not been arrested or charged over the attack, and a police report was not made, as the victims chose not to press charges.

[From The Guardian]

I personally do not know any Jason Derulo songs. I just know him as the guy who did my girl Jordin Sparks dirty. I felt the soul of the second man that Jason hit leave his body with that punch. It’s possible that the man said something else to Jason or that he had an encounter with them earlier, because calling someone by the wrong name does not warrant an attack. Both of these guys are white and calling a Black person by the wrong name is a definite microaggression, but that does not excuse Jason at all. Hopefully, Jason learns from this situation and will take some anger management classes so that this does not happen in the future. He should at least know to walk away when someone is taunting him instead of engaging. He’s lucky that these men did not press charges yet, and I would not be surprised if he does not get sued for this.

Here’s that video:

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    This is tricky for me. Instinct is oh well if the victims didn’t charge him, maybe it’s fine and it’s not anyone else’s place to say he should have been. But then you think about survivors of domestic abuse and there’s no way in hell I blame them for not pressing charges.

    In terms of stupid fisticuffs like this with strangers, I often wonder if the people who get punched are just slower and less athletic? I feel like there are definitely people who taunt and jeer at people to start fights – that does NOT justify violence – but I can see them actually throwing a punch if they weren’t so cowardly.

    • lucky says:

      I kind of agree, play stupid games, win stupid prizes? They were starting violence and while Jason *should* not meet violence with violence… sometimes tempers get the better of us? Also re: microaggressions… sometimes it’s the straw and the camel’s back situation, one more remark that dehumanizes and delegitimizes me, is just one too far?

  2. Amanda says:

    This guy always seemed like an a-hole to me.

    • VoominVava says:

      ME too! I always remember him being a prick to Jordin Sparks in some way. I thought I read he was Canadian, and was going to add him to the list of people I’m ashamed are Canadian … but he’s not. He’s from Florida. 🙂

  3. Sasha says:

    Well it’s like saying “every black person looks the same” or yelling at a Korean person “hey it’s Kim Jung”. It’s a comment meant to marginalized and provoke him more than anything.

    • Kate says:

      calling a black man by another black man’s name – CHECK
      telling a man you f–ked his b–ch – CHECK

      these guys really really wanted this response

  4. Chic says:

    He did his baby mama dirty a few months back by dumping her not long after kid was born and cheating. He got a lot of flack online but it seemed like bm was allowed to stay in his house. Has a rep as a colorist too

  5. Courtney says:

    Well, some people need to be taught a lesson. I hope this doesn’t come off wrong. A man who harasses a woman deserves a punch in the face or a slap. Taunting a black man in a racist way? Those aholes need to be taught a lesson too. People say, “The women asked for it by wearing short skirts or being drunk.” “The black guy asked to get killed by the cop for not complying.” These guys ACTUALLY asked for it. Don’t antagonize and provoke people and then be surprised when they react. Also, you never know what headspace a person is in in that moment. Maybe now they’ll know better.

  6. Joanna says:

    Violence is never the answer but tbh, I’d probably do the same thing. If I knew how to fight, lol. Those guys were being jerks. Jason probably paid them to not press charges. But those other guys started it, he just finished it.

  7. Yup, Me says:

    Jason definitely seems like an arrogant, insecure a$$hole and those kind of men are SOOOOOO tedious to deal with.

    That said, these Chets and Bradys out here have been f*cking around for a long ass minute and now they are finding out. People are not playing with them and these ignorant dudebro games anymore. That dude didn’t just call Jason ‘Usher’, he also said ‘F*ck you, b*tch.” He was hoping for a response and he got one.

    Last thing, Jason’s bodyguard’s delayed reaction was funny. As was the sight of the bottoms of Jason’s shoes. He was all in on that punch, nice clothes be damned. That’s someone who hit their limit that day.