Belligerent Fan Kicked from Venue After Trying to Touch Diana Ross

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Diana Ross performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Diana Ross performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Diana Ross was bizarrely poked by a belligerent fan — and given the middle finger — during her surprise midnight concert at the opening of Ian Schrager’s Edition hotel in Times Square on Monday night.

A male fan pushed his way through the crowd for a spot close to the stage to watch Ross perform in the hotel’s Paradise Club. When Ross hit the stage, the seemingly tipsy dude proceeded to poke and try to push the icon, 74, from the front row, as she sang hits like “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out.”

Ross grew irritated and attempted to slap the guy’s hand away and scold him with her finger, which only instigated him to repeatedly “flip the bird” at her.

The disrespectful lout even grabbed at Ross’ fabulous tulle boa before security rushed to escort him out of the venue.

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SOURCE: Carlos Greer and Mara Siegler
New York Post