Death Grips have denied writing a statement which claimed that drummer Zach Hill had directed a short film about male prostitution starring Robert Pattinson and Colin Hanks.
The band have told Pitchfork that a statement claiming to be from the band, via Pigeons and Planes, was not written by them. The statement said that a film called Misoneism, would be released next year. The statement said: “The film is entitled Misoneism, is shot entirely in monochrome film, and follows the exploits of a young man forced into the underground prostitution business in Brazil. Starring Robert Pattinson and Colin Hanks, the film hopes to shed light on the matter in a shocking and abrasive way. The film is slated for a Spring 2014 release with a one time only screening at Sacramento’s historic Guild Theater.”
Meanwhile, Death Grips have pulled out of Fun Fun Fun Fest in the United States. The rap group last performed live in August, three weeks after fans trashed the band’s equipment after they failed to appear on stage in Chicago. While Death Grips subsequently cancelled several other US gigs, it has since been claimed their no-show was actually a stunt.
Death Grips will no longer be performing at the festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas between Nov 8-10 and will be headlined this year by MIA, Snoop Dogg and MGMT.
Last year, the band became embroiled in a public spat with their former label Epic Records after they self-leaked their album ‘No Love, Deep Web’ online before its release. The group were eventually dropped in November 2012. In July they announced that they have set up their own record label, Thirdworlds, and confirmed that they will release the album’s follow-up in 2014.