It was the gif heard ’round the world. After Miguel kicked a fan at the Billboard Music Awards last month during his spirited performance of his Kaleidoscope Dream track “Adorn,” it seems that he might be in some hot water.
Weeks after the May 19 broadcast, the audience member, Khyati Shah, is alleging she may have suffered a head injury tied to the incident. Shah’s lawyer tells TMZ, “Some of the difficulties she’s experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury.”
Her lawyer further says that the fan didn’t receive proper medical attention the night of the kick, where she was videotaped holding an ice pack on her arm, not head. He says organizers gave Shah the ice pack after the performance, but adds she should have been rushed to the hospital.
Shah is now awaiting results from a neurologist, which should be in next week, and then she will decide what her next legal step will be. Last week, Shah’s lawyer referred to her “difficulties,” but didn’t specify a brain injury.
The night of the awards show, Miguel tweeted, “Got caught up in the moment, thank goodness Khyati is okay.” Shah even joined him backstage at the Billboard awards, conducting an interview with the singer while holding an ice pack on her elbow.
“Well, I think it’s kind of clear what happened. But I’m very happy to bring my new friend, Khyati; we just met. Unfortunately, we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we’re OK,” Miguel said with Shah by his side. He further explained, “The crazy thing is, when you’re performing and you’re just kind of into it, you never know where it’s gonna go and where you’re gonna go with it, and how that might turn out. So this is one of the less-favorable moments.”
At the time, Shah seemed to have no hard feelings for Miguel, saying, “I adorn him.”