Flying Lotus caused quite the uproar when video emerged of him appearing to defend The Gaslamp Killer, who has been accused of drugging and raping two women, at a show in Los Angeles over the weekend. He is now apologizing for those comments, saying they were "insensitive.”
At the concert, towards the end of his live set, he came out front of the stage and said, “The internet is a fucking liar. Ain’t nobody judge and jury but the fucking law, OK? ... Let truth and justice have its day.”
Speaking to HipHopDX, he says his comments were taken out of content.
“There was a lot longer of a speech. It would be awesome to show the whole video. I came at it from a humble place.”
Then he goes on to apologize for the comments.
“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, 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 been accused of drugging and raping two women back in 2013. The reaction has been swift with gigs canceled and many others denouncing him for his alleged actions.