Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes Claims He Was Jumped By Security Following His Performance at Lollapalooza

By Molly Beauchemin

Blood Orange's Dev Hynes Claims He Was Jumped By Security Following His Performance at Lollapalooza

Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes says that he has been assaulted by security guards at Lollapalooza just hours after he performed at the festival and gave a speech on racism and police brutality. At the time of the incident, Hynes was wearing a shirt emblazoned with the names of victims of police brutality, including Trayvon Martin. Commenting about the incident on Twitter, Hynes writes:

Samantha and I just got assaulted by the security. We are about to press charges

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

They grabbed her I asked what they were doing and they grabbed my neck and threw me to the ground, then two others joined in on me

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

I’m in pain, what the fuck. The irony after my t shirt and message this morning, we are in shock

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

Everyone saw it. We are pressing charges, I can’t believe it. I’m so upset. Why is this still happening? I just want to make music

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

I WAS JUMPED BY THREE SECURITY GUARDS AND SAMANTHA WAS TOUCHED BY SECURITY. WE ARE HURT. WE PLAYED YOUR FESTIVAL. @lollapalooza

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

I gave a speech on racism and police brutality and then I am jumped by three security guards and my gf is assaulted. @lollapalooza

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

Apparently people are tweeting & writing on @lollapalooza Facebook page and they keep deleting the comments

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

If they’re doing this to the musicians playing, then how have they been treating all the attendees throughout the day?

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 2, 2014

Earlier in the day, Hynes tweeted the following:

Samantha & I made this T-shirt which I’m wearing today. The set is dedicated to these names & more. We remember. pic.twitter.com/si4ndgDrK1

— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) August 1, 2014

Samantha Urbani, Hynes’ girlfriend who was also reportedly attacked, added on her Twitter:

How insanely ironic that I wore a homemade “STOP POLICE BRUTALITY” shirt onstage 2day &begged audience 2take care of eachother &film arrests

— samantha urbani (@SamandudeBITCH)August 2, 2014

Shaking/crying feeling extremely violated &generally unsafe, beyond sad we missed the eminem show we were so psyched 4.

— samantha urbani (@SamandudeBITCH) August 2, 2014

Insane how nightmare situations can just come in2 action so suddenly. Being assaulted by security &watching them attack Dev- so traumatizing

— samantha urbani (@SamandudeBITCH) August 2, 2014

Terrifying thinking about if Dev was attacked like that & had a physical disability- like a heart problem, or ASTHMA #RIPEricGarner

— samantha urbani (@SamandudeBITCH) August 2, 2014

Rly not trying 2be 2self victimizing btw- this has shaken me so deeply bc this shit happens 2 ppl on all levels, constantly- feels endless

— samantha urbani (@SamandudeBITCH) August 2, 2014

Update:

BTW after talking w lollapalooza ppl we’ve discovered the guards who assaulted us were NOT lolla staff, but privately hired for that stage.

— samantha urbani (@SamandudeBITCH) August 2, 2014

Lollapalooza has not issued a statement at this time.

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