Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes assaulted by Lollapalooza security after performance

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Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes and his girlfriend, Friends singer Samantha Urbani, were allegedly assaulted by Lollapalooza security staff following Hynes’ performance at the festival on Friday.

Hynes detailed the incident on his Twitter account. He said three security members first confronted Urbani and then “grabbed my neck and threw me to the ground.” They were both injured in the altercation and plan to press charges, according to Hynes.

Coincidentally, Hynes gave a speech on racism and police brutality during his Lollapalooza performance and was wearing a t-shirt that featured the names of such victims, including Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis.

Lollapalooza has yet to address the incident.

source w/ more tweets from dev and his gf

this is so fucking horrible. apparently on the lollapalooza fb page, comments and questions about what happened are getting deleted as soon as they go up. i'm glad they weren't seriously injured, at least :/