Perez took to his twitter homepage to release this statement!
“I’m in shock. I need the police ASAP. Please come to the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel now. Please,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I was assaulted by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards. I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke.”
Posting an update ten minutes later, he added: “Still waiting for the police. The bleeding has stopped. I need to document this. Please, can the police come to the SoHo Met Hotel.
“I spoke to my lawyer. I really need to talk to the authorities. Please come to the SoHo Met Hotel. Have called the police. Need them here.”
Will.I.Am has released a statement of his own disputing Hilton’s claims. Speaking in a video blog, the rapper said that he approached Hilton after he “disrespected” band mate Fergie and was subsequently subjected to a tirade of verbal abuse.
“This dude walks away, I leave, and then [Hilton] says, ‘You know that was very f*ggot of you for coming at me like that’. I said, ‘Yo dude, I was just saying keep our name out of your mouth if you’re going to be disrespectful’,” he said.
“This dude says in front of a whole bunch of people and fans in Canada, ‘You’re a f*ggot, will.i.am’. Right, I’m like, ‘Wow dude, whatever’. “He walks away and then one of the fans goes a little crazy and like starts some stuff with Perez Hilton. I’m sitting minding my own business waiting for a car, but it goes to show you how crazy things can get. It’s not that serious, it’s all music and opinions. “People make a career from opinions, which is cool, but don’t be disrespectful about it. And fans don’t get all crazy about it. That’s all I got to say today. Tonight was a good night but it ended quite crazy.”
He also went on to question Perez’s purpose for tweeting about it instead of calling the police first and says he is starved for attention.
I must admit, I’d be wondering the same thing! If it was such and emergency and terrifying why would he be twittering about it? Why not go to the police precinct and file a report?