Tequila Was Warned About Possible Stage Attack
Tila Tequila was warned by the Insane Clown Posse about the possibility of an attack during her set at a music festival in Illinois last week (begs09Aug10) - but brushed off the concerns and pressed ahead with the gig.
The reality TV star-turned-singer, real name Tila Nguyen, suffered cuts and bruises to her face after she was allegedly pelted with beer bottles and fire crackers while performing at the Gathering of the Juggalos event, which began last Thursday (12Aug10).
She refused to leave the stage and instead completed her gig while being shielded by a group of burly security guards.
She announced plans to launch legal action against the suspected attackers on Saturday (14Aug10) - but Insane Clown Posse rapper Violent J insists Tequila was given advanced warning about unruly concertgoers in the crowd.
He claims the band had heard rumours about a planned stage assault prior to the event and offered Tequila the chance to back out of the gig before her scheduled set time on Friday (13Aug10).
He tells TMZ.com, "We told her about the rumour and she didn't care...
"We paid her before the show and assured her that even if things got out of hand, she could keep the money if she had to leave the stage."
Tequila wasn't the only performer injured during the annual festival - rapper Method Man walked away from his show with cuts on his face after a beer can was launched at him while on stage.