Contact Us

Blood Orange Speaks on Scene in Ferguson and Police Brutality [VIDEO]

Subscribe to TheBoombox on

If there’s anyone who has recently experienced some issues with the police, it’s Blood Orange, also known as producer and singer Dev Hynes.

After news broke that he was allegedly attacked by security at Lollapalooza a few weeks ago, the British-bred, New York-based artist has since been pretty vocal about his feelings toward the “abuse of power.”

When he played at Summerstage in New York City over the weekend, Okayplayer caught up with him to talk about his thoughts on what’s currently going in Ferguson, Mo. “I got a friend in Ferguson doing all that craziness this week,” he tells Okayplayer. “And he’s like shook up from it. I mean the photos are like, it doesn’t even seem real.”

Blood Orange shares his views on police brutality while onstage. “From my alleged attack at Lollapalooza,” Hynes explains to the crowd as he shows off the brace around his leg. “I don’t mean to take it there but it’s starting to f—ing hurt. And I just want to dance.”

Despite what happened to him at Lollapalooza and the continuous standoff in Ferguson, one thing is clear to Hynes: it’s far from over.

“There is no quick fix, and there is no solution,” he says. “And that, for me, is the most upsetting thing. Because you can riot and you can speak onstage or tweet or sign petitions, but petition doesn’t change some random d–k cop’s opinion of the world.”

See the rest of Hynes’ interview with Okayplayer above.

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!