PROFESSOR Green has been caught on video apparently slapping a student who hurled abuse at him as he performed at a university.
The Read All About It rapper was on stage at a ball at the Rainton Meadows Arena when the incident occurred.
He was mid-way through a song but suddenly halted when a reveller allegedly started a foul-mouthed tirade.
The Daily Mirror quoted a representative for the star as saying: “During Professor Green’s live show at Durham University on Friday night, a student verbally abused Green repeatedly and then went to strike him. Green reacted.”
Professor Green later tweeted: “Since when is someone who hurls repeated abuse and tries to slap me a fan? As you were...”
The ball, which took place on Friday night, was being thrown by Durham University Students’ Union to welcome new students.
A spokeswoman said the university would be investigating.
“Durham University and Durham Students’ Union are aware that there was an alleged incident at the Welcome Ball on Friday October 3,” she said.
“We are working together to investigate this.”