Member of rap collective accused of assaulting freelance photographer Amy Harris
Odd Future‘s ‘Left Brain’ Vyron Turner has been accused of slapping a female photographer at a music festival in New Orleans.
The rap collective were performing at the Voodoo Experience bash last weekend (October 30) when Left Brain reportedly assaulted freelance photographer Amy Harris.
According to NBC33 News, Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator had earlier told the crowd about his dislike for photographers and claimed that the barricaded enclosure where they take photos from was unfair to fans.
Left Brain then reportedly threw water at photographers and pushed and kicked their cameras, before slapping Harris across the face and knocking her camera out of her hands.
She said: “I have worked many shows before, and I’ve had to deal with a band flinging water at the photographers, but I never expected this to happen. In the pit, the male to female ratio is about 20 to 1. There were way more men in that pit than women.”
However, Harris confirmed she would not take legal action over the incident, and said that her photography equipment had not suffered any damage.
At this year’s T In The Park festival, Odd Future were bottled by the audience and responded by hurling missiles back into the crowd.
The hip hop group will reportedly feature in their own reality TV series in 2012. Loiter Squad, which is being put together by the makers of Jackass, will follow them playing pranks and performing sketches, and will begin airing early next year.