Tim McGraw Didn’t Slap Fan, Rep Says
At first, Tim McGraw appears to be slapping a female fan who tore his blue jeans during a show in Atlanta on Sunday night (July 13). The singer's rep says that's not full story, however.
McGraw was singing 'Truck Yeah' when the woman reached up and ripped his pants. The rep explains that the singer swatted to keep her from ripping the denim.
"He instinctively swatted to try and keep them from ripping his jeans (which they succeeded at doing!)," the rep tells several sources, "and so he could get to more fans who were trying to 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."
TMZ shared video of the unidentified woman near the catwalk, reaching up to touch McGraw. From one angle, it looked like she was grabbing his private parts, but another camera view shows that she tore at the side or backside of his blue jeans. The singer quickly swats back with his left arm. Security steps in at that point, and the show continued uninterrupted after the woman was seemingly ejected.
This is the same show during which McGraw serenaded a little girl on stage with 'You Are So Beautiful' and handed her his guitar afterward. The incident in question happened during an encore performance of 'Truck Yeah.'
Have Country Fans Really Gone Wild?