Let’s all bow our heads in prayer and hope that Miguel had enough sense to contact an attorney by now. With each passing day, more information regarding his infamous 2013 Billboard Music Awards performance continues to rise to the surface. Last week we told you that one of the victims injured during the performance, Khyati Shah, was still undergoing medical testing and announced via her attorney, Vip Bhola, that a decision on whether or not she will be taking legal action against the singer would be determined once her medical results are in. To make matters worse, yesterday in a statement released to TMZ, Bhola revealed that since the incident, his client has been showing symptoms consistent with brain damage.
To add icing to this mess of a cake, according to TMZ, Billboard Music Awards producers are now claiming that they knew Miguel’s running leap would be dangerous and prohibited him from including it in his performance! The way the story is being told, Miguel approached the producers prior to a rehearsal session and asked if he could attempt to jump over the crowd during his performance. The producers declined, letting him know that he would be putting himself and the audience at risk by pulling such a stunt. Miguel went on about his business and attempted the running leap during his performance anyway. And well, we all know how that story ends.
This news bit obviously doesn’t do much to help Miguel’s story. You know, the one that he’s been peddling around town about getting caught up in the moment…
“It didn’t go exactly as I planned, I’m a very passionate performer. That time it just didn’t work out for me but at the end of the day at least you know when you come to see me, I am going to put on a show and I am going to give it everything I love, everything I know and everything I feel. That’s what living in the moment is all about,” Miguel said during an interview with LoveDough TV.
He added that regardless of how it looked, he was very worried about Khyati and said that she told him she was okay following the incident.
“That night, I couldn’t sleep. I was worried about the girl obviously and wanting her to be okay. And that’s what she told me, she was okay. So I was comforted by that… The next day, it was okay. I started to deal with it, laugh with it, roll with the punches and that’s all you can do. We’re human.”
Turn the page for footage from his interview. Does hearing that BMA producer allegedly asked Miguel not to leap over the audience change how you look at the situation?