Aug 04, 2014 11:17AM

Dev Hynes & Samantha Urbani: We Were Assaulted At Lollapalooza

Reportedly jumped by security staff after giving a speech about racism and police brutality.
Blood Orange's Dev Hynes and his girlfriend/Friends frontwoman, Samantha Urbani have taken to Twitter to say they'll be pressing charges against the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, after the pair were apparently assaulted by security staff, following the Blood Orange set. The couple were wearing tees with the names of victims of police brutality and racism like Trayvon Martin, during the Blood Orange set and they used the opportunity to "beg [the] audience to take care of each other and film arrests."
Samantha has since tweeted to say the staff involved in the assault were privately-hired, but that tweet is now deleted. Lollapoolza themselves has addressed the incident by issuing a statement of their own: "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." Read an account of the alleged assault below. Sad face. 

See Samantha Urbani in Petra Collin's 'Unplugged In New York' shoot from Oyster #104 and read our Blood Orange interview from Oyster #98 shot by Rene Vaile.  
Photo: Petra Collins/Josh Brasted