Steve Lacy has spoken out after smashing a fan’s camera onstage.
The incident happened during his show in New Orleans, forcing Steve Lacy to cut short his performance. A disposable camera was thrown onstage mid-way through the set, with the alt R&B star asking for another to be thrown; when it did, he smashed it and walked offstage.
As he left, Steve Lacy commented: “That’s it, peace.”
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Footage was caught by one fan, swiftly going viral on TikTok. As a consequence, Steve Lacy got some blowback, with the performer opting to share a short message on Instagram.
The songwriter insisted he “had a good time” at the show, before reiterating that he is a “real person with real feelings…”
The statement reads:
“My shows been fun as hell! shoutout to the people not throwing disposable cameras at me and just coming to catch a vibe and connect. i had a really good time in nola last night. i hate that the beauty of the connection i have with so many people in the crowd-gets lost when something negative happens.”
“I don’t believe i owe anyone an apology- maybe i couldve reacted better? sure. always. i’m a student of life. but i’m a real person with real feelings and real reactions. i’m not a product or a robot. i am human.”
Steve Lacy’s album ‘Gemini Rights’ was released earlier this year; his song ‘Bad Habits’ became a viral TikTok smash, and claimed a Billboard No. 1.