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Sometimes, the Vibe isn't exactly what you were hoping for.
This was definitely the case for hip-hop legend Dr. Dre last night at the second annual Vibe Music Awards when he was punched in the face by a random attacker. Obviously upset about the current decline in quality of Eminem's latest outing and/or the fact that Dr. Dre was there to receive a lifetime achievement award when he hasn't even reached the age of 50 -- the attacker didn't quite think through his entire plan ahead of time.
Upon punching Dr. Dre, the 26-year-old LA resident was swarmed by Dre's bodyguards, trounced upon, slammed onto the floor and stabbed by an unknown knife, which conveniently disappeared into the same place P. Diddy's club-wielding gun disappeared to -- a few years prior.
Dre, whose real name is Andre Young (but which really doesn't matter because no one knows who the hell Andre Young is), was sitting at a front-row table waiting to be introduced by legendary music-God Quincy Jones and entrepreneur-turned-non-drug user (anymore, that is) Snoop Dogg when the smackdown occured -- which quickly blew up into a chair-throwing melee that police had to disperse by spraying mace at the "somewhat chaotic" crowd.
But really, isn't the bigger question -- why would someone want to punch Dr. Dre in the face?
LAist knows how Dre is looked up to in the Hip Hop industry, credited with inspiring younger musical artists from his early days, to encouraging and producing some of the more recent successes in the Hip Hop world...but LAist can't help but agree somewhat with Dre's 26 year-old assailant who probably punched Mr. Young in the face because, man, that guy has just got the sour-est looking expression 24/7. Look at him! He's always in a bad mood! Someone had to try and slap some happiness into his life.
Unfortunately, said 26 year-old apparently didn't know the difference between an open hand slap and a closed-hand punch.
The difference? A really sharp knife.