Following his set at Lollapalooza, British artist Dev Hynes was allegedly jumped by security guards

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes Allegedly Assaulted By Lollapalooza Security Guards

Dev Hynes, the British singer behind Blood Orange, alleged that he and his girlfriend were assaulted by Lollapalooza security guards shortly after his Friday, August 1 set at the music festival.

Hynes chronicled the event in a series of messages sent from his Twitter account, The Huffington Post reports:

Hynes reportedly gave a speech during his set that touched on the subjects of racial violence and police brutality. During the performance, he was wearing a homemade shirt which listed the names of several victims of violence, including Eric Garner, who died after being placed in a chokehold by police, as The Inquisitr previously reported.

According to Hynes, comments made by fans on Lollapalooza’s Facebook page were being deleted following the incident. Fans also reported on Twitter that they left comments about the incident which disappeared after they were posted to Lollapalooza’s page.

Lollapalooza organizers released a statement addressing the situation, according to Billboard:

“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.”

Samantha Urbani, Hynes’ girlfriend, performed alongside him during the set and was involved in the incident. She related via Twitter that after speaking with Lollapalooza representatives, she learned that the security guards in question were “NOT Lolla staff, but privately hired for that stage.”

[Image via Billboard]

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