The rap group’s frontman, who goes by Tyler, the Creator, told the audience at the in New Orleans Oct. 30 that fans should be allowed to stand closer to the stage, rather than the photographers who get access up front – at least for three songs. That’s when Left Brain, real name Vyron Turner, took matters into his own hands.

What happened next appears to be a matter of semantics. Did Turner get aggressive? The answer appears to be yes, including showering the pit with a mouthful of bottled water, plus pushing photographers and kicking their equipment, witnesses told Reuters. Did he slap a woman? That boils down to whether slapping a camera is the same as slapping a person, at least according to one eyewitness.

“He slapped the guy next to me,” photographer Nate Smith blogged. “It was pretty hard and kinda fucked up but I didn’t expect anything less. … Moments later Left Brain slapped another camera … belonging to a woman. She almost dropped it but caught the strap and was perfectly fine, just clearly shaken by the experience.”

However, freelance photographer Amy Smith told Baton Rouge’s NBC 33 News she was assaulted.

“I have worked many shows before, and I’ve had to deal with a band flinging water at the photographers, but I never expected this to happen,” Harris said. “In the pit, the male to female ratio is about 20 to 1. There were way more men in that pit than women.”

She added that she spoke to festival organizer Steve Rehage who immediately addressed the situation. Harris said she declined to contact police.

A publicist for the band released the following statement:

“There simply is no truth to the accusation floating around the Internet. It’s no secret that Odd Future has a love/hate relationship with photographers at shows simply because sometimes they are given access the group wishes their fans would have instead. After telling the photographers to clear out multiple times (as they’ve done before) Vyron (Leftbrain) took a swipe at a few cameras, NOT people. To manipulate the situation to insinuate an attack on a woman specifically is careless and manipulative.”

Either way, Voodoo released the following statement:

“The Voodoo Experience does not in any way condone the behavior of Odd Future towards the approved media assembled in the photo pit during the band’s set yesterday. Festival organizers would like to apologize to their media guests who experienced and/or witnessed this abusive behavior.”