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Flying Lotus apologizes for defending the Gaslamp Killer against rape allegations

Earlier this weekend he stated that "the internet is a fucking liar"

  • Valerie Lee
  • 17 October 2017
Flying Lotus apologizes for defending the Gaslamp Killer against rape allegations

Over the weekend at a show in Los Angeles, Brainfeeder head honcho Flying Lotus made quite the statement by closing his set with a Gaslamp Killer song and pointedly taking to the mic to state that "the internet is a fucking liar", referencing recent rape allegations that came to light against The Gaslamp Killer earlier in the week.

He finished his onstage statement by adding, "Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the fucking law, okay? Thank you guys so much for coming, let truth and justice have its day."

Following backlash on social media, Flying Lotus has apologized in a statement to HiphopDX, calling his own comments "insensitive".

"There was a lot longer of a speech," he said, referencing the video that circulated on social media capturing his statements on stage. "It would be awesome to show the whole video. I came at it from a humble place. I wanted to sincerely apologize for my comments at my show. I realize they were insensitive. This is a tough time for all of us, as men and women. I’m having trouble finding my voice in all of this. I am truly heartbroken. My stage has always been a place for what’s in my heart until now. I feel as internet wielding people we have to learn to give each other space to feel, to honor each other’s reactions and experiences without bullying. I care about this community and its impact so much.”

Since the allegations came to light, Australian promoters have cancelled The Gaslamp Killer's upcoming tour and Los Angeles party series Low End Theory have parted ways with the artist as well.

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