Update: A few hours after allegations hit the ‘net of Odd Future member, Left Brain, “slapping” photographer Amy Harris, the group’s rep tells Billboard.com’s The Juice that there is “no truth to the accusation.”
“There simply is no truth to the accusation floating around the internet,” Odd Future’s rep tells Billboard.com’s The Juice. “It’s no secret that Odd Future has a love/hate relationship with photographers at shows. [It’s] simply because sometimes they are given access the group wishes there fans would have instead. After telling the photographers to clear out multiple times (as they’ve done before) Vyron (Leftbrain) took a swipe at a few cameras, NOT people. To manipulate the situation [and] to insinuate an attack on a woman specifically is careless and manipulative”
The controversial hip-hop collective, Odd Future, may have taken a step too far based on a freelance photographer’s latest accusations.
During a performance at New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience on Sunday (Oct. 30), Odd Future member Left Brain, aka Vyron Turner, reportedly threw water and shoved photographers when Tyler, the Creator spoke on his dislike towards concert photographers for blocking access to fans. Tyler’s speech isn’t new to Odd Future concert-goers.
While this was tame by their standards, things quickly escalated when Left Brain allegedly then “slapped freelance photographer Amy Harris across her face, knocking her camera to the ground,” according to NBC33 in New Orleans via Pitchfork.
“I have worked many shows before, and I’ve had to deal with a band flinging water at the photographers, but I never expected this to happen,” Harris told NBC33. Despite the incident, Harris declined to files charges at the time. Meanwhile, the group continues to tour on their Golf Wang Tour 2011 through Nov. 8.