A semi-NSFW photo appearing to show rapper Danny Brown receiving what is being deemed an “unwanted blowjob” from an overeager fan during a concert in Minneapolis has been making the rounds on the Internet this week.
The Detroit rapper has yet to comment on the bizarre “experience,” but his best friend and fellow artist Kitty Pryde wrote about it in a lengthy post for the Vice blog Noisey, bringing up the fact that what happened was most definitely rape, and how it was NOT okay.
A little backstory: According to HuffPost Music (via AllHipHop), Brown was performing as part of The Old & Reckless tour when he invited some female fans on stage, and one extremely horny woman apparently took that as an invitation to orally rape him.
One concertgoer who was near the stage explained the incident, and added that Brown continued his set and kept on rapping as if nothing happened:
I was right behind the girl and saw everything it was scaring edit: Okay so this is how it all went down I was near the front row and all night Danny had been going up to the crowd and having random girls touch his dick through his pants.
Then this girl in front of me starts flashing him and he goes up to her and grabs her tits. Then all of a sudden gets up close pulls his shirt up a little and she start blowing him. Then I’m behind her and I start getting pushed against her by the crowd shifting. It horrible and i hope you guys will be donating to my future therapy sessions but also i came back with a story. He rapped the entire time during too.
Apparently, Danny Brown’s shtick is that he’s nasty, vulgar and overly sexual, but that crazy woman definitely took things a bit too far. No one deserved a sex act to be “forced” upon them.
The fact that a guy’s pants was pulled down and he forcibly received oral sex, and kept on rapping, may seem pretty funny on the outside … but had that been a woman, someone would be in jail right now. Or dead.
Just picture it. Some perv yanking Nicki Minaj’s pants down and practicing fellatio on her live on stage in front of an audience. That guy probably would have been shot on sight. Shit would have made CNN! Granted, it’s Nicki Minaj, but change the example to a lesser known — like Azealia Banks — and you would still get the same amount of outrage.
Kitty Pryde, who is currently touring with Danny Brown, wrote in her blog post that the incident is rarely ever brought up among their crew, and on that rare instance that someone does mention it, it is referred to as “The Thing.”
“The Thing” has already sparked a big discussion on Twitter, and various threads on Reddit featuring comments from people who were there, saying they thought the whole ‘thing’ was scary.
Kendrick Lamar even gave Brown an incredulous congratulations, and Brown tweeted back, writing: “didn’t miss one bar bruh bruh.” But after realizing that he was making light of a live rape (his OWN live rape at that), Brown quickly deleted his tweet, but not before someone sreenshotted it. (See above)
Kitty Pryde, however, is far from making light of the incident, which she referred to as a “sexual assault” on her friend. Here’s a snippet of what she wrote in her blog post:
Like anyone else, Danny wants to be respected as an artist and a human. Like any other male, especially those in the public eye (and especially those who spend a lot of time talking about licking vaginas), he wants to be respected as a “man.”
I’m mad that a person thought it was okay to pull another person’s pants down during their performance in front of about 700 other people. I’m mad that a person thought it was a good idea to perform a sex act on another person without their consent. I’m mad that nobody made her leave.
I’m mad that Danny had to actually wonder what he was supposed to do at that point. I’m mad that when I went home and said I had no respect for that girl, I was attacked for being a “slut-shamer” (after literally leading a girl to his hotel room at 3AM at her request) and, even more outrageously, for being jealous of the girl who sucked his dick.
I’m mad that when two dudes pulled my pants down onstage, other people got mad too, but when it happened to Danny the initial reaction was like one big high-five. I’m mad that people are treating “The Thing” like it’s some legendary event.
I’m mad that even though they know exactly who the girl is, nobody in the media will even talk to her. I’m mad that I get a bunch of emails a day asking me to talk about my best friend’s “misogyny” and “classless behavior”, from people who have heard only rumors and seen only one very blurry and inconclusive iPhone photo.
I won’t go into detail about the actual events because I was pretty drunk and I don’t want to tell the wrong story. I will say that it happened so quickly that nobody I talked to after the show even knew anything had happened (there was only one photo and no video—how rare is that). I will also say that whoever wrote on Reddit that Danny was “walking around the stage getting girls to grab his dick” is 100% false, and to blame someone for their own molestation is a shitty thing to do.
Anybody who is exaggerating this tale to climax is also a lying fool, and to call it a blow job is even going a bit far because it was probably the fastest thing I’ve ever seen. “The Thing” was not a thing that Danny facilitated—it was an actual sexual assault, and somehow nobody gives a fuck about that but me.
It’s obvious that the reason nobody cares is because a girl did it to a boy. I said this on my blog, but I’ll say it again here—I had my pants ripped off onstage, and didn’t know what to do either because being naked in front of 1000 people is incredibly scary and there’s not much quick decision-making happening in your brain during that sort of thing. Now I’m prepared to kick a motherfucker in the teeth if he touches me at all, and I equip myself with giant boots for that reason.
What is Danny supposed to do? The girl was at mouth-to-dick level already and to push her away, he would’ve had to either pushed her face or kicked her, and even the most gentle of either motion would immediately be labeled “abuse” by anyone watching. Guys pushing girls is not a good look when people are taking photos. So what was Danny supposed to do, other than back away, which he did?
And if he had figured out a way to gently push the girl off him immediately without looking like he was smacking her in the face, he’s faced with attacks on his masculinity by every douchebro in the building. Yo dude, you don’t want your dick sucked, bro? Are you gay? Haha you’re gay you don’t want girls to suck your dick haha gay dude bro man swag! And that’s a rapper’s literal nightmare.