Flying Lotus Apologizes for Appearing to Defend Gaslamp Killer From Rape Allegations
This past weekend, Flying Lotus appeared to use the closing moments of his set at a Red Bull event to defend his fellow Low End Theory co-founder, The Gaslamp Killer, who, just last Thursday (Oct. 12), was accused of raping two women after a concert back in 2013.
Closing his set, FlyLo seemed to allude to Gaslamp Killer. "The internet is a fuckin’ liar," he said at the time. "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."
Now, after his statements riled up a considerable amount of controversy, FlyLo has stepped forth to apologize. “There was a lot longer of a speech,” the musician/filmmaker tells HipHopDX. “It would be awesome to show the whole video. I came at it from a humble place.”
FlyLo has some regrets about the things he said: “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.”
Gaslamp Killer has denied the allegations made against him.
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