Enjoyment: Hip-hop duo went down from songs celebration after supposedly assaulting gay artist
Coordinators of Kentucky’s Louder Than Life songs celebration– whose schedule consists of Weapons N Roses, Slipknot, Ice, Marilyn Manson and also The Crystal Approach to name a few– have actually gone down the South African hip jump team Pass away Antwoord after video clip footage appeared of its 2 participants assaulting and also shouting anti-gay slurs at Andy Butler, the gay DJ behind the nightclub dancing songs team Hercules and also Relationship.
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The now-deleted video clip, which was drawn from the 2012 Australian celebration Future Songs, was uploaded on the internet by Pass away Anttwoord’s previous videographer Ben Crossman. The video clip apparently revealed Yolandi Visser and also Ninja endangering Butler.
According to PAPER publication:
One especially troubling clip shows up to reveal Yolandi shouting, “Run f * ggot, run. Run for your life b * tch,” as Butler escapes. Both can after that be seen informing numerous staffers that Butler sexually bugged Visser in a mobile commode, prior to Ninja admires a weeping Visser for an “Oscar-award winning” efficiency.
Normally, the band is protecting itself versus insurance claims of homophobia. Ninja declares that Crossman modified the clip “to make it appear like me and also ¥ olandi devoted a hate criminal offense in the direction of an individual since they are gay.”
Below’s a duplicate of the video clip:
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” Nonetheless,” Ninja proceeds, “Ben [Crossman] battered the person from Hercules himself while shooting this exact same video. This was simply a battle with a person that f * cked with us. Not a hate criminal offense. This battle had absolutely nothing to with the reality that this person was gay. We do not care regarding individuals’s sexual orientation. Our DJ and also friend DJ HITEK is gay, and also alot of individuals in our team are gay.”
” Sexual orientation??” Sigh … Additionally, if you have many gay buddies, exactly how regarding you not make use of words “f * ggot”? Just how around that?
Crossman has actually claimed that he just attempted to “limit” Butler throughout the experience and also declares that unedited variations of the video clips and also witnesses can vouch for the video clip’s accuracy.
The Louder Than Life songs celebration claimed it went down Pass away Antwoord because of “unexpected situations” yet did not discuss the video clip in its statement. On the house have actually been submitted.