Blood Orange aka Devonté Hynes reportedly called Devendra Banhart’s music “insufferable” last night (August 31) before telling fans he intended to delete Twitter.
Pitchfork reports that Hynes wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted: “The music of devandra banhart is so insufferable I feel sorry for the entirety of Los Angeles, you deserve better.”
Asked by a fan, “What exactly is the point of being so insufferably rude?”, presumably in response to the now-deleted tweet, Hynes replied by simply writing: “Happiness”.
He then told fans, cryptically: “You should all know by now that I don’t attack people for no reason…”
In subsequent tweets, Hynes said that “me not liking someone’s music is not news lol” before telling his followers that he was “deleting Twitter so I can enjoy my life”. However, at the time of writing his account remains active.
Hynes released his second album as Blood Orange earlier this summer. Titled ‘Freetown Sound’, it features guest appearances from Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen and Debbie Harry. Read the NME review here.
Meanwhile, the video for ‘Augustine’, a single from the album, sees Hynes joined by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, with the pair sharing fried chicken in the promo clip.