Ed Dittenhoefer/Ithaca Voice

ITHACA, N.Y. — Thieves in the night!

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It turns out the girl who threw shoes at Talib Kweli on the Ithaca Commons last night stole someone else’s pair to do so. That’s according to  Regan Allen, of Ithaca, who Tweeted an apology — with an explanation — at the rapper:

Allen said on Twitter that she took of her shoes because her feet hurt, then realized later that an unknown girl — later ejected from the concert by Kweli — had stolen them and thrown them at Kweli on the stage. The incident later led to a call-and-response in which the audience mocked the girl as “Miley” and Kweli called her a coward.

Kweli said he was sorry to hear that had happened.

The rest of their Twitter exchange is funny and well-worth reading, especially as Kweli apologizes to the Ithacan for the inadvertent use of his shoes as “modified weapons of racial supremacy.”

(The shoe-throwing incident interrupted a speech by Kweli on the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement.)

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.