Billboard is reporting a statement made by Odd Future’s publicist Heathcliff Beau:
Healthcliff states, “no truth to the accusation.”
“There simply is no truth to the accusation floating around the internet,” Berru 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 problem with the statement above is that it did happen. There is a video below taken by a Voodoo patron during Odd Future’s set. It’s quite obvious in the video Left Brain is taking a swipe at someone in the pit. Amy also stands by her statement that Left Brain looked at her at said, “I hate you bitch!” that was followed by a slap to the face. Not only is Amy holding her position there are also other photographers in the pit that witnessed the scene. (photos of the scene to come)
The slap took place around the 1:20 mark.
A Statement from photographer Skip Bolen that was in the pit during the Odd Future set at Voodoo:
Also Amy states that no one in the band or security asked the photographers to leave before the incident occurred. The photographers were escorted out after the incident. Photographers on The Music Photographer’s Facebook page are also stating the same. See below:
Editor’s note: AGAIN I state that if Odd Future didn’t want photographers in the pit it should have been in their contract with the festival. MSO is one of the best PR firms and would have told photographers they weren’t allowed in the pit if it was by the bands request. So dear Mr. Healthcliff, why wasn’t there a ‘no photo claus’ in Odd Future’s Voodoo contract? Especially when the band has a history of neglect to the photographers in the pit as you stated, “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.“