Bebe Rexha: Man charged with tossing phone at star 'thought it would be funny'

Prosecutors say a man charged with assaulting pop diva Bebe Rexha by throwing his phone at her during a concert told police he thought "it would be funny."

The incident occurred on Sunday night while Rexha was performing at New York's Pier 17.

After being hit on the head, the singer dropped to the floor and was later transported to the hospital, where she got sutures above her left eye.

According to a preliminary inquiry by New York City Police, the man "intentionally threw" his phone as the show concluded.

The suspected assailant has been identified as 27-year-old Nicolas Malvagna of New Jersey.

On Monday, he was charged with two counts of third-degree assault, one offense of harassment in the second degree,

one count of aggravated harassment in the second degree, and one crime of attempted assault in the third degree.

According to the Manhattan District Attorney's office, Mr Malvagna admitted to throwing the phone and told a police officer on the scene,

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