Formerly bearded Jewish rapper Matisyahu allegedly booted a female photojournalist in the face at a concert in Brooklyn this week … all because he felt the flash was “distracting.”
It all went down Wednesday night — when a photog named Rebecca Smyne tweeted, “I was just attacked by mAtisyahu calling cops pressing charges. Wtf! He kicked me in face and broke my camera!!!!!”
A short time later, Smyne went back to Twitter and explained … “I”m ok; after cops showed, matisyahu”s manager, who witnessed the incident, gave me a fat stack of cash to cover damages. Happy hanukkah!”
After the show Matisyahu, posted a tweet to Rebecca … saying, “sorry about last night.I totally snapped.I wouldn”t call it a kick, more like stepping into the crowd.”
He continued, “being that you”ve shot so many shows you should know how distracting a huge flash in your face is.”
Rebecca claims she barely used a flash that night — and calls BS on Matisyahu”s “it wasn”t a kick” defense … saying, “He stepped on my face on purpose … it hurt.”
Calls to Matisyahu”s reps have not been returned.