Snoop Dogg testified in a California court on Monday (27Apr09) - and denied attacking a man during a 2005 concert in Washington.
Richard Monroe, Jr. alleges the hip-hop star - real name Calvin Broadus - hit him with a microphone after he jumped on stage and put his hand on the star's shoulder during a show in Seattle, Washington before security guards hauled him away and delivered a savage beating.
He told jurors in Friday's (24Apr09) opening hearing in Santa Monica, "I was getting punched, kicked, kicked, punched. It was brutal. I was really in shock. I couldn't believe it."
But the star denies the allegations, insisting he went back to his tour bus immediately after Monroe jumped on stage and was tackled by security.
Broadus, who was on the stand for almost two hours on Monday, was asked to identify performers and security personnel who can be seen on a videotape of the incident.
He claimed several people near the struggle were affiliated with The Game, who toured with him on the How the West Was Won tour.
The star told the court, "The best way for the injuries not to have occurred (was) for him (Monroe) to stay in his seat and enjoy the show like the rest of the fans."
Monroe is seeking $22 million (£15 million) in damages and punitive penalties from Broadus over the claims.
The trial continues.