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Blood Orange's Dev Hynes Says He Was 'Jumped' By Lollapalooza Security After Police Brutality Speech

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INDIO, CA - APRIL 13: Musician Blood Orange performs onstage during day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella) | Frazer Harrison via Getty Images

British artist Dev Hynes, a.k.a. Blood Orange, says that he and his girlfriend, Samantha Urbani, were assaulted by Lollapalooza security shortly after his Friday, August 1, performance at the music festival. Hynes sent out several tweets explaining the situation.

Hynes said that he gave a speech during his set touching on racism and police brutality. He was also wearing a shirt that he and his girlfriend made with the names of several victims of race-charged violence and police brutality, including Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner.

Urbani shared her own account of the events and thoughts on her Twitter page.

Fans came to the couple's defense, writing comments addressing the situation on the festival's Facebook page, but the comments were quickly deleted after they were posted.

Lollapalooza released a brief statement through Pitchfork acknowledging the "incident."

"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."

We will update this post as more information comes in.

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