Rapper Rich Homie Quan is adamant he only slapped a gig-goer at a show in Wisconsin earlier this month (Jul14) because the man was trying to steal his wristwatch.

The hip-hop star got up close to the crowd while he was performing at the 3 Monkeys venue in Racine, Wisconsin on 4 July (14), and was caught on camera purportedly slapping a fan who grabbed his arm.

Quan's representative has now told Tmz.com the gig-goer was allegedly attempting to slip the star's expensive timepiece off his wrist.

The rapper adds, "The person that tried to rob me was not one of my fans. My fans are loyal to me. I did what anyone else would do if they were being robbed."