Aaron Carter was sent to the hospital after he was attacked by a fellow musician who thought the singer had made a racial slur during his concert on Friday (Feb. 17, 2017).
The 29-year-old was bloodied up during a show in Bradley, Ill. An eyewitness claimed a member from the opening act, ILL STATE, was goofing off during Carter’s set. When security came to remove the man, Carter commented “Bye Felipe” — a take on the famous phrase “Bye Felicia” — and the man allegedly lunged at the singer because he thought the remark was a backhanded comment about his Hispanic background.
Following the fight, Carter refuted allegations that he was being racist, playing the “I have Mexican friends” card. Per TMZ:
Aaron flaunted his Mexican credentials, saying he has a “100% Mexican manager and she is basically my adopted mom. And my ex girlfriend Myra 3rd generation Mexican.”
His rant continued, “I also learned Spanish so I could speak with her parents who weren’t fluent in English.” He also says his attacker used the n-word on Twitter a couple years ago. As Aaron put it … “And I’m the racist?”