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Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes claims he was assaulted by security after performing at Lollapalooza

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In case you missed it over the weekend, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes claims he was assaulted by security guards working Lollapalooza after performing a Friday afternoon set at the Chicago music festival.

In a series of tweets, which you can read below, Hynes says he was thrown to the ground by three men and his girlfriend, Samantha Urbani, was also assaulted. Hynes says the incident is particularly upsetting after he gave a speech on race relations on stage and wore a hand-made t-shirt spotlighting police brutality by featuring the names of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and others.

Chicagoist reports that the “private security” in question were hired to manage the stage.

 

Lollapalooza responded to the allegation with a statement to Pitchfork: “Late Friday night, we learned of an incident involving an artist and a security guard on site. Since then, we have been in contact with those involved and the authorities, as we work together to resolve the situation. As always, our top priority is to ensure the safety of everyone at the festival.”

Here’s how Hynes characterized the incident, in his series of tweets Friday night.