Rapper Action Bronson has been caught on camera appearing to punch a fan at a recent concert in North Carolina after the gig-goer climbed up onstage uninvited.

Video footage of the heavyweight hip-hop star has emerged on YouTube.com, depicting a male in a red sweatshirt and cap clambering onto the front of the stage in a bid to hand Bronson his marijuana joint.

However, his efforts ended in disaster as Bronson apparently took issue with the man's forward nature and appeared to lash out at the overeager devotee, sending him flying to the ground as the crowd cheered.

It is not known if the fan suffered any injuries during the incident, but Bronson is well known for his short temper with stage invaders - he previously tossed a devotee into the crowd at a gig in Seattle, Washington earlier this year (14).