Tim McGraw Swatted (Not Slapped!) Fan Who Ripped His Jeans in Concert
It was just one of those nights for Tim McGraw. During a concert on Sunday, July 13, in Atlanta the country superstar faced off with a feisty fan who couldn't keep her hands off of him. Video posted by TMZ on Thursday, July 17, appeared to show him slapping her after she repeatedly reached for his leg—but his rep says it's not what it looks like.
"At the end of the night during the encore, Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn't let go as he was moving through the crowd," the rep tells Us Weekly. "He instinctively swatted to try to keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!), and so he could get to more fans who could slap hands with him before the end of the show."
"He didn't know who had grabbed him and was simply trying to keep his jeans from being torn," the rep adds.
Indeed, another video posted later by TMZ clearly shows the fan grabbing McGraw's leg and tearing a hole in the side of his pants during his performance of "Truck Yeah." After swatting her away, he looked down at her in apparent disbelief before she was approached by what looks to be a security guard.
This is not the first time a fan has gotten a little too handsy with the "Southern Girl" crooner. Back in 2007, a fan grabbed at McGraw's crotch during a show with his wife, Faith Hill, in Lafayette, La. Hill was not pleased—and she made her feelings about it very clear.
"Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend," she chastised the fan. "You don't go grabbin' somebody else's, somebody's husband's balls, you understand me? That's very disrespectful."