The singer-songwriter’s initial comments followed an an article on The Niche Blog which ranked the lyrics to her single ‘Emotion Sickness’ in order of ‘how much they made you want to give Phoebe Bridgers a sword’.
She later clarified: “I was on tour with Ryan Adams on [International] Women’s Day a few years ago and he got every woman on the crew a sword except for me.”
After a strong reaction from fans on Twitter, one went as far as to present Bridgers with her own sword – complete with a note which read:
To look fucking tight as hecc.
I hope you like this real, authentic sword.
You don’t need it, but you deserve it.
Thanks for sharing your sad songs with us.”
someone left this for me after the show last night I’m not crying you’re crying pic.twitter.com/4ABT6QvUSK
— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) March 16, 2019
This comes after Adams was accused by several women of sexual misconduct, manipulation and abuse. Bridgers and Adams’ ex-wife, Mandy Moore, were among those whose featured in the report.
“None of them held him accountable,” she said. “They told him, by what they said or by what they didn’t, that what he was doing was okay. They validated him. He couldn’t have done this without them. Guys, if your friend is acting fucked up, call them out. If they’re actually your friend, they’ll listen. That’s the way this all gets better.”
It was also reported that Adams may now also be facing a criminal investigation from the F.B.I over the allegations, one of which was said to have included an inappropriate relationship with a young fan.