PHILADELPHIA (CN) — A VIP event featuring R&B star Trey Songz turned violent for a Philadelphia woman, she claims in court, saying the “Na Na” performer slapped her across the face while trying to stop her from snapping pics with her cellphone.
Represented by the firm Greenblatt Pierce, the plaintiff Nicole Macon says her ordeal went down on May 14, 2017, at Vanity Grand Cabaret on Passyunk Avenue.
Describing the crooner by his birth name, Tremaine Neverson, Macon says Songz was “combative” throughout the VIP event, ultimately assaulting her at 4 a.m. in the club’s parking lot.
Macon calls the attack unprovoked, saying Songz lashed out when she tried to photograph him with her cellphone.
“Neverson accosted her, smacked the phone out of her hand, hitting her in the face and breaking her glasses,” the complaint states, filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Macon says her glasses, shirt and chain were all damaged, and that the club has not complied with her request to access security footage of the entire episode.
Songz, who turned 33 in November, has been on probation since August after pleading guilty to disturbing the peace related to an unrelated altercation from December 2016.
Authorities said an officer had been trying to arrest Songz at a Detroit venue where the singer became violent — hurling equipment from the stage when his show was cut short because of a curfew.
Songz was also charged with assaulting a police officer.
In the latest complaint, Macon says Vanity Grand Cabaret should have known about the star’s “propensity toward violence and negative interaction with the public.”
She also accuses the club of taking no measure to protect its clients from Songz, letting Songz treat patrons with disrespect throughout the event, and failing to come to her aid specifically when she was slapped.
Songz shot to Billboard fame in 2009 with the song “Say Aah” off his third album, “Ready,” which was nominated for a Grammy. His top-charting track, “Bottoms Up” featuring Nicki Minaj, came out a year later.
Kelly Rowland, of Destiny’s Child fame, was featured in the music video for another Songz’ song, “Heart Attack,” which was nominated for a Grammy in 2012. After his sixth studio album “Trigga” in 2014, which included the track “Na Na,” Songz released “Tremaine the Album” in March.
Representatives for Songz at KWL Management and Atlantic Records have not returned a phone call or email seeking comment.
Representatives from Vanity Grand Cabaret likewise did not return a phone call seeking comment.
Macon is represented by Harry Kane Jr. of Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores.