From once being the bone of contention between Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan to this? Poor Aaron Carter. The former teen sensation, little brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and ex-BF of the aforementioned ladies, got popped in the face and claims that four dudes beat the crap out of him because he dared to encroach on NKOTB's turf.

Come on! Are we on 'Candid Camera?' Are we being 'Punk'd?' Nope, according to Carter.

Aapparently, if the singer/actor's story is to be believed, other male pop acts can't play Boston because Jordan Knight and Co. own it? These fans must hate BSB, One Direction and Justin Bieber, according to that logic. But we don't see Harry Styles or the Biebs with black eyes...

Carter told TMZ he was having dinner with a friend in Boston on June 22 when a huge man approached him in the parking lot, yelling, "I heard you’re doing a show here tomorrow. This is the town of the New Kids."

This sounds like an 'SNL' skit, right? Since we're left to wonder who's casing Aaron Carter's every move...

Carter said that three other dudes in a gold Chevy Malibu exited their car and proceeded to jump him, the evidence of which he posted on Facebook. He also claimed that he managed to make contact with a few punches himself. Then, the assailants fled. Take that, tough NKOTB fans. You wanna piece of Aaron Carter? You gonna get a piece of Aaron Carter!

"I think my knuckles might be broken, but that's what they get," Carter, now a confident brawler, said. "People think I'm a pretty little white boy but no way. I think I won. I'm still standing."

Who knew A. Carter was such a tough guy? He is so tough, in fact, that he refused to file a police report because that would be "girlie."

Isn't beating up another guy to defend the turf honor of NKOTB equally as girlie? Discuss amongst yourselves, PopCrushers.

Oh, Aaron! We hope your black eye heals.