Wale's appearance at WWE Raw turned violent on Monday after a fan known as "Side Show Joe" threatened the rapper on Twitter. Wikipedia Commons

The action at WWE’s Monday Night Raw extended to the crowd last night after a fan challenged hip-hop artist Wale to a fight.

Wale, a native of Washington, D.C., was in the audience for Monday’s installment of Raw at the Verizon Center. At some point during the evening, a fan identified as “Side Show Joe” took to Twitter to taunt Wale, who was sitting directly behind the WWE announcers’ booth.

“You at Monday night raw f—kboy? Come see me in the ring and catch this stunner @Wale,” Side Show Joe wrote. The tweet has since been deleted.

Wale responded to the tweet, writing “ight [where you at?]” The fan wrote back to say that he was a “couple rows away,” prompting an altercation between the two individuals.

TMZ spoke to Jawn Murray of AlwaysAList.com, an alleged eyewitness to the fight. According to Murray, a group of fans taunted Wale, causing the rapper to get out of his seat and confront them, TMZ reports. “The next thing I know Wale is putting the smackdown on dude,” Murray told TMZ. “Punched him dead in his face. It was a full fight.” Murray’s real-time tweets about the encounter can be viewed below.

However, an alleged video of Wale’s fight with the WWE fan seems to disprove the claim that punches were thrown. In the video, which was originally posted to World Star Hip Hop, Wale and “Side Show Joe” exchange a few shoves before several bystanders broke up a potential brawl.

After the shoving match, Wale took to his Twitter account to provide his side of the story. In the tweets, the rapper claimed that “Side Show Joe” had threatened him “several times.”

“I don’t understand the standards that I’m supposed to live by..If I knew I honest would adjust somethings,” he wrote. He also denied shoving the fan, saying that he just "asked a question."

“Side Show Joe” also reacted to the encounter on Twitter. He said that he and Wale had “just pushed one another” and denied that he planned to sue the rapper. “Lmaooo why would I sue we pushed one other twitter wild,” he said.

Despite the altercation, Wale returned to his seat and enjoyed the rest of his appearance at WWE Raw. Later, he donned a sheep mask in support of WWE’s Wyatt family faction and posed for a photo on his Instagram account. He also led the Verizon Center in a “Yes!” chant, imitating wrestler Daniel Bryan’s catchphrase.

[h/t Bleacher Report]