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Band cops venue ban after singer urinates on attendee’s face during performance

NASCAR has banned a group of musicians from performing at their venues after a singer urinated onto a consenting fan’s face onstage.

The frontwoman of “heavy brass-filled symphony” Brass Against, Sophia Urista, was singing a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s “Wake Up”  at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Daytona when she told attendees she needed to pee.

“I’mma p*ss in this mother-f***er’s mouth,” she said, according to the Miami Herald.

“I gotta pee, and I can’t make it to the bathroom. So we might as well make a show out of it.”

Footage of Urista pulling down her pants and relieving herself on the fan has surfaced on Twitter, showing the fan laying on stage at the frontwoman’s feet.

As you can probably tell from the above tweet, the internet has been… divided about Urista’s stunt.

While many have expressed disgust, some commentators have taken her actions as a sign that metal has not gone “soft” and performers in the genre still have the power to “amaze and surprise”.

The band posted a statement on Twitter distancing themselves from the singer’s actions.

Urista, who competed on The Voice in 2016, posted a statement to her Instagram apologising to those who were offended by her performance.

“I have always pushed the limits in music and on stage. That night, I pushed the limits too far,” she said.

“I love my family, the band and the fans more than anything, and I know that some were hurt or offended by what I did.

“I apologise to them and want them to know that I didn’t mean to hurt them.

“I am not a shock artist. I always want to put the music first. I’m grateful for all of your continued love and support.”

As the Miami Herald points out, while Urista’s actions were technically illegal, no incident report was made by local police.

However, the Daytona International Speedway, where the controversial performance took place, said in a statement that Brass Against would be banned from all future performances at NASCAR venues.


Featured image source: Facebook/Brass Against

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