Hip hop artist, J. Cole and his label are expressing support for a protester who tried to attack Donald Trump on stage last week, sending him free merchandise as a reward for his efforts.
Thomas Dimassimo, the rotund fellow who thankfully couldn’t quite pull himself up on the stage where Trump was speaking, and was subsequently tackled and pummeled by secret service, happened to be wearing a Dreamville t-shirt during his failed attack.
Dreamville is the hip hop label founded by Cole, a Grammy award-nominated artist.
Rather than express remorse for engaging in a violent act or concern that he now faces charges of disorderly conduct and inducing panic, Dimassimo whined about his t-shirt being ripped by the Secret Service.
No worries, as J. Cole’s label is sending him some brand new swag for his attempted assault of a presidential candidate.
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) March 13, 2016
Ibrahim H. is Ibrahim Hamad, president and co-founder of Dreamville alongside Cole. Vibe describes him as being Cole’s ‘right-hand man.’
At the recent SXSW festival that Obama attended instead of Nancy Reagan’s funeral, the President indicated that he is a supporter of Cole’s.
"I love J. Cole" -Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/9qJ6Fedz2R
— J. Cole (@BestOfJCoIe) March 13, 2016
Dimassimo’s charge of inducing panic will likely be a first-degree misdemeanor which could net him a punishment of 180 days in jail and a $1,000.00 fine.
Images however, suggest a Secret Service member was cut during the fracas. Ohio law indicates that if the incident “results in physical harm to any person” the charge will be upped to a felony in the fourth degree.
Watch video of the attack below …