Evian Christ Blasts Leeds Festival After Being Locked in Cage

Evian Christ 2013
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Evian Christ performs during the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park on July 21, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. 

"Nobody should be detained in a cage by an employer because they can't find their car," writes the Kanye West collaborator.

File this one under truly bizarre festival tales. 

U.K. producer Evian Christ -- perhaps best known for working with Kanye West on "I'm In It" -- was reportedly detained at Leeds Festival on Friday and placed in a cage because security staff thought he was trying to break into the event.

Finally freed after #freeevian began gaining traction on Twitter, Christ has canceled his performance at Reading Festival -- where fellow West collaborator Hudson Mohawke tweeted Sunday a picture of a cage backstage labeled with a sign poking fun at what took place.

Reading and Leeds festival organizer Melvin Benn claims Christ was intoxicated and "found in a not very good state in the woods." Chris has since responded with his own statement posted to his Facebook page.

Watch a video from inside the cage, and read Christ's full statement below:

was involved in a strange incident at leeds festival this weekend which ended up in me being detained inside a cage, as...

Posted by Evian Christ on Monday, August 31, 2015


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