Blood Orange responds to being removed from Guardian Guide cover

"Sorry I don't fall into your perception of a Black Lives Matter story"

Blood Orange aka Dev Hynes has said he was removed from the cover of the Guardian Guide – The Guardian weekend supplement – because he was “reluctant to talk about topics they hoped I would expand on.”

Hynes had previously stated that he would never talk to the Guardian again after they published an article in 2013 regarding the crowd-funding page his girlfriend’s mother set up after a fire in his New York apartment perished his belongings and his puppy Cupid.

Regarding the cover story, he said that this new interview was him “giving them a second chance.” He continued, writing: “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.”

He later shared a photo of correspondence indicating he was replaced with a story on Netflix’s Stranger Things but the cover is a story on BBC sitcom People Just Do Nothing.

Tweeting, he wrote “sorry but if u ask me a question based off another interview and then say “elaborate” that’s not journalism,” but later called the interviewer “lovely” and stated that they had a “great conversation”.

Hynes released his recent album ‘Freetown Sound’ earlier this year. It was his first album in three years since 2013’s ‘Cupid Deluxe’.