A member of Australian rap group OneFour has been jailed for four years after smashing a chair leg over a man’s head during a pub brawl in western Sydney last year.
Rapper Pio Misa, 19, who is known as YP, was jailed over several charges including reckless grievous bodily harm after a violent stoush at the Carousel Inn at Rooty Hill last July.
The Sydney District Court heard Misa was with a group of young men when they became involved in an argument with two other men in the pub’s pokies room.
The court heard Misa pulled a chair leg out from under his clothes and hit one of the men, Anthony Hayward, twice in the back of the head.
Mr Hayward backed away before Misa hit him for a third time.
In sentencing, Justice James Bennett described the back and forth between the two groups as “racial comments, perhaps extending to slurs”.