Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches has revealed that their band requires a police presence at their shows after receiving Rape & Death threats from the supports of Chris Brown and Tyga.
Last Week, the Scottish Electro-Pop Trio said that they were “really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” having worked with him on their recent single, “Here With Me”.
“We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” said the band on social media. “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour. That is not something we can or will stand behind.”
Chris Brown did fire back at the band saying:
“These are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients,” he wrote. “Keep grovelling over you own insecurities and hatred. IM BLACK AND PROUD. AND I KNOW ITS HURTS THAT U GUYS ARE STRUGGLING WIT LIFE OR PEACE SO U ARE FORCED TO SEE MY SUCCESS. You aren’t even #2 (REMEMBER 2nd place only means YOU LOST FIRST! TA-TA. GOODDAY PEASANTS.”
Now, Mayberry has shared images of abusive messages she has since received, saying that the band have had to increase security at their shows as a result.
“I am not staying in my own home when we finish tour because the threats we have received have reached such a scale. We have to have the police at our shows now. If that’s what I deserve for saying mainstream music should be more morally conscious, then so be it. You’re right.”
Below are some off the messages Mayberry has received.
Now everyone is entitled to their opinion, but surely Chris Brown should be condemning these fans and their actions because this is not sending a positive message in the world of music. Music should be bringing people together, not separating us and its fans that send abusive messages such as this that damage people’s reputations and just show how destructive fanbases can be in today’s world of Social Media.