In her iMessage, GFOTY refers to Malian kora players Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté as “Bombay Bicycle Club blacked up.” She has since responded, saying that she was trying to make a joke about appropriation but her joke fell flat.
I was actually trying to make a joke about appropriation, but I fucked up and it wasn't funny. I’m sorry.— GFOTY (@GFOTY) June 8, 2015
I know I push buttons, but I've gone too far this time. I was being really naive, and for that I take full responsibility.— GFOTY (@GFOTY) June 8, 2015
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"I saw a tribal band play... they were covering bombay bicycle club blacked up" wtf GFOTY? Nice casual racism there. http://t.co/HC10JAod8c— theQuietus (@theQuietus) June 8, 2015