E-40 was one of the few Warriors fans who made it into Golden 1 Center for Golden State’s Game 1 clash vs. the Kings on Saturday, but he didn’t last until the final whistle.
Videos on social media show the famous Bay Area rapper, whose real name is Earl Tywone Stevens Sr., being spoken to by Golden 1 security, and then escorted out by Warriors security.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, E-40 was asked to leave after getting into a verbal altercation with a Kings fan. Via The Merc:
One fan in attendance who spoke to Bay Area News Group and asked not to be named said a female Kings fan was yelling at Stevens to sit down throughout the game, leading Stevens to turn around and retort back.
The fan said words were exchanged and included profanity, which prompted the Golden1 Center security personnel to respond quickly. As Stevens left toward the tunnel, he continued to yell expletives towards the Kings fan who he has exchanged words with, even pointing towards them.
Andre Iguodala was seen following Stevens off the court as several Warriors players looked on.
E-40 is a staple at Warriors games at Chase Center and Oracle Arena before that, and typically sits right next to the Golden State bench.