Dont poke the diva!
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.
As described by Page Six, dude pushed his way through the crowd for a spot close to the stage to watch Ross perform in the hotel’s Paradise Club. With Ross on stage, the aggressive (drunk?) man proceeded to poke and try to push the icon as she continued to perform.
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. He even grabbed at Ross’ fabulous tulle boa before security rushed to escort him out of the venue.
Schrager, who legendarily created Studio 54 with Steve Rubell, told us after the bash: “Everything seems to have come full circle,” pointing out that Ross played his famed club’s final night and “serenaded us for a goodbye party.”