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Danny Brown Was Not the Victim of His On-Stage Blowjob, Despite Contrary Reports

This is a complicated story to tell. Misogyny, misandry, rape, consent, slut shaming and victim blaming are not exactly pleasant topics of discussion, but this week they were all brought to the forefront of #raptwitter. Danny Brown's Old & Reckless Tour is well underway. The Detroit rapper's first headlining national outing has been doing well so far, and he and opening act/protege Kitty have been critically well-received. Last Friday, however, when the two hit Minneapolis, Minnesota, things got incredibly uncomfortable. During his set, a young female audience member at the front of the stage allegedly grabbed at Brown's penis and flashed her breasts. Then, this young female audience member allegedly proceeded to remove said penis from Brown's pants and perform oral sex on him. In the since-deleted Twitter exchange above with Kendrick Lamar, Brown gives his only direct comment on the situation so far. Kitty, however, wrote an in-depth op-ed on VICE Magazine's NOISEY blog earlier this week.

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Vanessa Quilantan