Flying Lotus is one individual who won’t have anyone disrespecting a member of his musical family. When allegations of Gaslamp Killer came out via Twitter on October 12th, he was only silent for a couple days before officially speaking out after his show last night. In the below video, you can hear him say this before playing a track from him:
“The internet is a fuckin’ liar. Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the fuckin’ law, okay?… Thank you guys so much for coming, let truth and justice have its day.”
FLyLo’s record label Brainfeeder also had this official statement to give following the incident via Facebook:
The artist recently apologized for these comments in an interview with HipHopDX:
“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, 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.”
While the comments he made at the show came off a bit strong, it’s not entirely surprising to see him reacting this way considering who the allegations are against. It isn’t confirmed yet if authorities are working to investigate this case. It would be disrespectful for malicious people to frame the producer for something that he did not do, and more evidence needs to come out for any sort of conclusion. However, with all of the personal stories coming out on Facebook feeds about women’s continued endurance against sexual abuse, it’s important to take these allegations seriously if proven true.
FlyLo says that there is more to the speech, and he did, in fact, approach it from a humble place. You can watch an entire recorded feed of the event here(http://eventflix.net/live.php?artist=Thundercat+and+Flying+Lotus): the comments begin near the end.