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Slapping Bey's Ass May Have Been a Poor Life Choice, Dude

I'm just going to go with the obvious here and say that when you're at a concert, there's a golden rule that one should follow, both with your fellow concertgoers and with the performers. It's a rule that has been reiterated since the dawn of man: keep your hands to yourselves. Sticky paws are not welcome in public, but that is especially true when you're crammed ass to elbows by a stage with strangers.

I would have thought that most people were aware that just because you're crammed in like sardines at a concert, it does not give you the go-ahead to grab somebody's shit, but but judging by the video of a dude flat-out smacking Beyonce on the ass the other night in Copenhagen, perhaps it's a subject that needs to be touched upon again.

So yeah -- it's not a good idea to smack the rear of a person who hasn't asked for it, ever -- but that's especially true when it's Beyonce and she's trying to sing, of all songs, "Irreplaceable." Surely there was a better opportunity during a high-energy number like "Single Ladies" or something. It might have made a bit more sense. But really? "Irreplaceable" hardly asks for a smack on the bum.

It's not the first time that there's been sticky hands onstage, though, so don't feel too bad, random dude from Copenhagen. There have been plenty of grabby blunders during concerts, and I'm sure there will be plenty more.

Here are a few of the best ass-grabby moments onstage. Hopefully it'll help ease the dude's sting over being dragged out of a venue from the very front of the stage. I don't envy that hideous walk of shame in the slightest.

Nicki Minaj When a fan "joined" Minaj on stage at a 2012 concert in Miami and grabbed her around the waist, Minaj's security team proved that they don't play that game. They grabbed the guy and took him down to the side of the stage to knock the crap out of him.

There were a couple of terrible, terrible ideas involved with that one. First one was attending a Nicki Minaj concert in the first place, and the second one was being dumb enough to jump up there while fully aware of the big ol' dudes looming in a threatening manner along the sides of the stage. Think, people. Think.

The Rolling Stones Leave it to The Rolling Stones to be badass enough to handle a wayward fan by their damn selves. When an excitable audience member flew onto the stage at a 1981 Stones concert, Keith Richards used his cat-like reflexes to knock the fucker down with his guitar, hardly missing a beat as they played "Satisfaction." Oh, to have been a fly on the wall...

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Angelica Leicht
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