By Jon Wiederhorn
Beyoncé gave an overzealous member of the audience a piece of her mind when he delivered a disrespectful pat on her tush at a May 27 show in Copenhagen, Denmark.
"I will have you escorted out right now, all right?" she snapped after the incident, which took place during her rendition of "Irreplaceable." The singer was performing on a second stage allowing closer access to the crowd; and while she was passing the microphone to fans for a sing-along, one brave — or foolish — guy decided to chance a swat on her blue-bodysuited behind.
The audience within sight distance squealed audibly when the slap was administered. However, the show continued, and the reprimanded fan was allowed to remain in the venue.
The concert was part of Beyoncé's European tour in advance of her yet-untitled fifth album, which appears likely to include the cuts "Standing in the Sun," "Rise Up," "Bow Down/ I Been On," and "Grown Woman" (produced by Timbaland), which debuted in a Pepsi commercial.
Beyoncé also stars as Queen Tara in the computer animated film Epic, which opened May 24.