Brainfeeder’s Flying Lotus spoke out on The Gaslamp Killer‘s rape allegations over the weekend, finishing a performance with a song from his former label-mate and stating “Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the fucking law”.
The LA-based producer received plenty of backlash for his comments on the subject and has issued a statement via HipHopDX overnight, explaining he is “having trouble finding my voice in all of this”.
He says “It would be awesome to show the whole video. I came at it from a humble place. 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.”
The Gaslamp Killer was accused of rape on Friday by @ChelseaElaynne who shared a letter detailing the event to Twitter. Since then, TGK has responded and associated brands such as Low End Theory, Brainfeeder and The Operatives have cut ties with the producer.