Experimental singer Blood Orange (AKA Devonté Hynes) posted a scathing tweet about fellow musician Devendra Banhart last night. The tweet (which has since been deleted) described Banhart as ‘insufferable’ and was followed by a number of cryptic messages suggesting a rift between the pair.
The events surrounding the tweet are unknown but managed to cause a heated back and forth between Hynes and many of his followers. Hynes (who has in excess of 100K followers) initially posted: “The music of devandra banhart is so insufferable I feel sorry for the entirety of Los Angeles, you deserve better.”
When a follower posed the question: “What exactly is the point of being so insufferably rude?”, Hynes simply replied “Happiness”.
The former Test Icicles member then stated: “You should all know by now that I don’t attack people for no reason…” before singing off with: “deleting Twitter so I can enjoy my life”.
Devendra Banhart is yet to reply.
Hynes was involved in another controversial twitter post last month, when he criticised UK newspaper The Guardian for taking him off the cover of their Guardian Guide. Hynes tweeted: “Sorry I don’t fall into your perception of a Black Lives Matter story or give u weird gossip but I am who I am & my music speaks for itself”.
Despite these strange outbursts, Hynes has also been making headlines for the right reasons. The latest Blood Orange record ‘Freetown Sound’ was released on June 28 and is one of Hynes best records to date.
So far one single has been released from ‘Freetown Sound’ entitled ‘Augustine’. The track has been met by widespread positivity and dubbed by many as ‘one of the coolest songs of 2016’.
‘Freetown Sound’ is Hynes third album under the ‘Blood Orange’ moniker and features a range of guest artists including Debbie Harry, Carly Rae Jepsen and Nelly Furtado.