Posted in music on August 2, 2014

Urbani and Hynes during Blood Orange Lollapalooza set (photo by @alwayssonny)
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Dev Hynes and Samantha Urbani are claiming the were assaulted by security guards at Lollapalooza following their Blood Orange performance at the festival on Friday (8/1). Via Hynes' Twitter feed last night:






Both Hynes and Urbani were wearing homemade "Stop Police Brutality" t-shirts, and his bore the names of victims Eric Garner, Jordan Davis, and Trayvon Martin. Garner died July 17 after being put in a chokehold by a New York police officer and his death was officially ruled a homicide on Friday.

Last night, Urbani also tweeted that "BTW after talking w lollapalooza ppl we've discovered the guards who assaulted us were NOT lolla staff, but privately hired for that stage" but that tweet has since been deleted. She wrapped up her tweets with these last night:

Lollapalooza has now issued a statement:
Late Friday night, we learned of an incident involving an artist and a security guard on site. Since then, we have been in contact with those involved and the authorities, as we work together to resolve the situation. As always, our top priority is to ensure the safety of everyone at the festival.
More on this as it develops.

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Comments (53)

Do these guys hang out with Zach & Sky?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 11:51 AM

I hope the security guys wore plastic gloves... Cooties alert

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 11:52 AM

That dude is 5' nothing, quietly spoken and slight, fucktard.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 11:58 AM

Sucked that this happened to them.
That being said, his music still sucks, and she's awful too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 11:58 AM

Terrence Trent D'Arby deserves a beat down. Wishing Well was garbage

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 12:29 PM

Sorry, but I just don't believe him. I feel like they're trying to stir up something that's not there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 1:38 PM

^ Dude, fuck off. That album was amazing! Have you really gone back to listen as of late? And, please end your sentences with punctuation. Kthxbye.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 1:39 PM

Too bad they didn't just shoot these clowns

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 2:13 PM

didn't these two torch their dog? wasn't this guy in Test Icicles? FOH

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 2:21 PM

What poor Trayvon Martin has to do with police brutality?

Also, the word assaulted could mean many things. Her being touched could mean being assaulted, but in that case, who cares? If they didn't beat the girl up, so this is no news.

And btw 2:21, wren't your parents a brother and sister while conceiving you, in the great american tradition?

Posted by ME | August 2, 2014 3:13 PM

^ Oh my. Friend, please check yo grammar before you hit Submit.

1. "What poor Trayvon Martin has to do with police brutality?"
- What on earth are you trying to state there?

2. "Her being touched could mean being assaulted, but in that case, who cares?"
- That collection of words is in such poor form that I don't know where to begin.

3. "And btw 2:21, wren't your parents a brother and sister while conceiving you, in the great american tradition?"
- See above.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 3:19 PM

It's amazing the way trouble is always able to find retarded drama queens.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 4:14 PM


Long standing, Residual backlash from the band FRIENDS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 4:22 PM

I had no idea the dirtbag who killed Trayvon was a cop.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 4:32 PM

I think they are just over sensitive

Posted by gati | August 2, 2014 4:36 PM

I wonder if they put him in a choke hold?

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 5:16 PM

Friends was a great band - was curious to see where they would take their sound, but Blood Orange is good too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 5:18 PM

>I had no idea the dirtbag who killed Trayvon was a cop.

He was a certified neighborhood watchman with the authority to kill if need be.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 5:20 PM

If only a could find someone that makes a soundbar for my flatscreen TV.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 5:21 PM

Dev a bitch yo, but that first Terence Trent D'Arby joint was off da hook son, fo realz. Ya needa go check that again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 5:41 PM

The first 3 TTD albums were great. Anyone that says they weren't never heard them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 7:13 PM

to be honest, i'm not the biggest fan of all his/their music or projects but why hate on it for nothing? don't click on shit you don't like. it's really simple.

i hate that people really think its cool to troll boards. i don't care how much it fuels you to being a dumbass wasting your own time..but so be it...still makes you fucking mororns.

and why does everything has to be dragged back to race and thug shit. even the ones sprinkled in defending cops, but yet are the first ones to quote "fuck the police" or wu tang not knowing shit about that life. half of you wouldn't say shit to Dev's face and he's not even intimidating, nor would he prob even fight you. it's just so upsetting..all the shit going wrong in the world and you still want to be an idiot..nothing worse than entitled white kids trying to be tough on the internet.

go watch game of thrones or some shit YOU PEOPLE watch.
kindly kill yourselves or go see your families..since they still pay all your bills anyway. as you rot from the inside out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 7:15 PM

^tl;dr

4:14 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2014 8:32 PM

The dirtbag who killed Trayvon THOUGHT he was a cop.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 2:37 AM

You mean that "dirtbag" that the jacked up kid assaulted? So, people are allowed to just assault others as they feel so long as they are not cops? Nah, thr kid was a thug and George Zimmerman was right to defend himself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 6:20 AM

^^so true

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 10:28 AM

99.9% chance, that the attention starved, fame chasing, dog roasting, flpajack chested, zero musical talent,crackhead, Samantha Urbani is at fault here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 10:53 AM

(chant)
WE'RE THE 99 PERCENT
WE WANT JUSTICE FOR TERRENCE TRENT

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 11:06 AM

what a bunch of grandstanding hucksters. lol, at the t-shirts they made. this chick never met an angle she didn't try adn exploit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 11:14 AM

Friends were special.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 11:30 AM

Friends was a legit good band but not great YET: They were still developing and could have been something pretty special. : (

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 11:38 AM

1053 & 1114 pretty much nailed it. Friends and Blood Orange both suck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 11:59 AM

715pm it's just so upsetting... Uhh, not really.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 12:37 PM

We are only hearing one side of the story. It is certain the security guard did not assault them without provocation.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 1:20 PM

Search "urbani topless" on google to see her bewbs. Lesley Hann too!

4:14 nailed it:
"It's amazing the way trouble is always able to find retarded drama queens."

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 2:29 PM

What a bunch of shameless clowns. Just smh.

Who would have thought that Fat Bro was the cool Friend?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 3:18 PM

With all the smartphones out there, how is it possible that no one has footage of this occurring? Sounds fishy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 3:56 PM

Hilarious and factual reporting from @kimjnews on twitter about what really happened:

-- dev and Samantha were wasted and encountered a typical $9-an-hour-security guard checking wristbands. They didn't have wristbands and pulled a "don't you know who we are?"
-- dev's signed police report mentioned no injuries to himself or his spent girlfriend
-- dev now hiding behind pr people nursing a massive hangover

Posted by Jefe | August 3, 2014 6:26 PM

^lol, like I suspected. He wasn't even assaulted, he was shoved. No injuries.

How do these people have any fans at all?

Total clowns.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 6:34 PM

I guess when you want to be famous, but don't have the songs, you pull stunts like this.

Urbani should just cut to the chase and do porn.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 6:45 PM

6:45, who would pay to see that?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 9:25 PM

Samantha Urbani is truly the rightful headliner of next years Afropunk fest #lol #smh #clownshit

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 9:32 PM

What came first, the t-shirts or the "incident"?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 9:50 PM

Clownshit called.


Said it was embarrassed for these cunts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 10:05 PM

SMH. The United States of: http://advertising.gawker.com/about/

Music in 2014. PR tributes, clicks, and other assorted bullshit.

Fuck these people.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 10:21 PM

PHONIES

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 10:58 PM

The south side of Chicago is basically Mogadishu, but never mind all that....LOOK AT ME!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2014 11:47 PM

229 & 645 Uhh, no thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 12:48 AM

The state is not my god, government sponsored terrorism.

Posted by No new world order | August 4, 2014 5:22 AM

3:18, yeah whatever happened to the fat guy from Friends (the band)?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 7:58 AM

These two are no strangers to this sort of drama. It always seems to find people like this. They sure know how to keep the press machine chiming, that's for sure. It's an art form for these types. And yeah, her flap jacks aren't half bad. It's always considerate of her to share with her audience. Great way to get some attention too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 11:09 AM

Your luck sure does change when you mess with Solange

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 2:26 PM

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