"I'm having trouble finding my voice in all of this. I am truly heartbroken."
As reported yesterday, Flying Lotus, real name Steve Ellison, ended his Hollywood Forever concert with a Gaslamp Killer track before giving a speech that seemed to defend the producer who was accused of raping two women. "The internet is a fuckin' liar," he said. "Ain't nobody judge and jury but the fuckin' law, okay?"
HipHopDX has since published an exclusive interview with the Brainfeeder boss in which he said the widely circulated clip from the show was taken out of context. "There was a lot longer of a speech," he said. "It would be awesome to show the whole video. I came at it from a humble place."
He also apologized for his comments. "I wanted to sincerely apologize for my comments at my show. I realize they were insensitive," he said. "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."
The Gaslamp Killer has denied the allegation that he raped two women in 2013. Brainfeeder issued a statement distancing themselves from Gaslamp Killer.