Nick Fairley Got Himself Paid...Annnnd He's Already In Trouble For Instigating An Argument With Jagged Edge Mid-Concert
TMZ- A live war broke out between beloved R&B group Jagged Edge and NFL star Nick Fairley -- when the Saints star hijacked their concert ... and the singers told him to get his "big ass" off the stage.
It went down Feb. 24 at the Grand Marshal's Ball -- a Mardi Gras event in Fairley's hometown of Mobile, Alabama -- where Nick was the Grand Marshal and Jagged Edge was the featured entertainment.
But when JE took the stage, all hell broke loose because the 6'4", 300-pound defensive lineman refused to get off ... and the singers felt he was disrespecting them.
Security was called in ... but Fairley still wouldn't leave. You can hear people yelling at Fairley to go. At one point, a frustrated Jagged Edge says, "You want the mic? You can have this show my n**ga."
JE cut the session short and a full scale melee almost erupted when members of Fairley's family stormed the stage ... one yelled into the mic, "F**k Jagged Edge!"
Honestly, this was inevitable. Free agency was simply going too well. It wasn't even 24 hours old and the Saints had followed through on the foresight to bolster their receiving core prior to what feels like the fateful trading of Brandin Cooks. They strengthened the second level of their defense with speed and potential. They put a smile on Drew Brees' face by finally picking up the young, reliable guard that they have desperately needed for awhile now. That was way too much positivity for one day! Of course the disruptive (on and off the field apparently) defensive tackle that just signed to an all-too-reasonable long term contract after coming off the ultimate "prove it" season had a two week old incident go public as the ink was drying. It was the only way to keep Saints fans grounded after a busy couple of hours that reaffirmed their faith in a front office who - to put it mildly - hasn't exactly spent the last few offseasons rolling sevens. This was the restoring of a delicate balance, and - to be quite honest - I'm glad it came at the expense of Jagged Edge.
As for the spectacle itself? Well, I know it should leave me fearful of what may be to come from an already enigmatic guy that just got his hands on a hell of a lot more money, but it just doesn't. Not because I think he had the right to be on stage during a Mardi Gras celebration, but because he had more of right to be on stage during a Mardi Gras celebration than Jagged Edge did. Did I fall asleep in time machine? Pretty sure it's 2017 and the members of Jagged Edge are damn near eligible for AARP cards. I think it's time to stop asking 'Where Da Party At?!' when you're about 15 years older than everybody at it. Congrats to them for their longevity, but if you want me to be overly concerned about a local boy turned pro football player attempting to commandeer the stage than the artist he's interrupted is going to have to be more relevant than an R&B group whose recent ballads should probably be about buying baby food instead of fucking bitches. Either that or it's going to have to cause a much more violent scene than some washed up singers shouting a couple expletives at a dominant pass rusher who had a bit too much to drink and was just trying to get a better view of the shenanigans taking place in his hometown.