Dev Hynes Assaulted By Security At Lollapalooza

James Rettig | August 2, 2014 - 10:40 am

According to his Twitter, Dev Hynes and girlfriend Samantha Urbani were assaulted by security guards following their set at Lollapalooza. The Blood Orange singer and Urbani had worn homemade shirts on stage with the names of victims of police brutality written on them and talked about the issue during their set. The festival has not made an official statement about the incident, though Urbani says she was told that the guards were private hires and not Lollapalooza staff. Read tweets from both of them that describe the event in detail below.

UPDATE: Lollapalooza released this statement Saturday morning:

“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.”

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