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Die Antwoord Gets Dropped From Festivals Following Video of Hate Crime

The extremely controversial South African rap duo is back in the spotlight again following a video that has re-surfaced from 2012. In the video, Die Antwoord – Watkin Tudor Jones, aka Ninja, and Yolandi Visser – physically assault and shout homophobic slurs at Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair. Following this video re-surfacing, Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival in Las Vegas and Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky both publicly dropped their performances.

The video, uploaded to YouTube, has allegedly made its rounds previously, but Antwoord’s lawyers were quick to get it taken down. Yolandi and Ninja are seen harrassing Butler, who is gay. Ninja is seen attacking Butler, while Yolandi yells slurs at him.

Watch the video below:

Afterwards, Yolandi and Ninja establish that she will say that Butler molested Yolandi. Obviously, the footage above shows otherwise.

As mentioned above, Life is Beautiful confirmed that Die Antwoord “are no longer on the lineup and will not be in attendance at the festival.” There is no official post from LIB team, however, Louder than Life announced via Facebook that Die Antwoord will not be performing.

This is not the first time the duo have been under fire for questionable actions, and unfortunately, probably not the last. There is no official statement from Die Antwoord’s team as of 8/19. Their last post on Instagram was posted 4 days ago.


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