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Rina Sawayama appears to calls out Matty Healy for a second time during NOS Alive set

11 July 2023, 12:09 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Following her recent performance at Glastonbury Festival 2023 where she appeared to call out The 1975's frontman, Sawayama has seemingly fired shots for the second time at NOS Alive Festival.

During her Glastonbury performance, Rina Sawayama took a moment before playing her song "STFU" to address controversial comments that Matty Healy had recently made.

“I wrote this next song because I was sick and tired of microaggressions," she said. "So, tonight, this song goes out to a white man who watches [pornography series] Ghetto Gaggers and mocks Asian people on a podcast. He also owns my masters. I’ve had enough."

In a fan-captured video during their performance at TRNSMT Festival on Sunday (9 July), in the part of The 1975's set where Healy begins to say something controversial before being cut off by his bandmates, he appeared to acknowledge Sawayama's video.

Towards the end of "STFU", with the intro of Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" playing in the background, Sawayama spoke out against Healy for the second time.

“So I was thinking a lot about apologies. It’s just funny how some people get away with not apologising ever, for saying some racist shit, for saying some sexist shit... Why don’t you apologise for once in your life without making it about your fucking self?”

Sawayama was recently forced to cancel her appearance at this year’s Mad Cool festival in Madrid following production issues just before she was meant to take to the stage. She was expected to go on stage just a few hours after The 1975.

Yesterday, it was revealed that The 1975 are set to replace Lewis Capaldi at Reading & Leeds 2023, and will play their self-titled debut album in full to celebrate its tenth anniversary.

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