Rina Saweyama talks back to 1975’s Matty Healy during her powerful 60-minute set at the 2023 Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night. The actor and singer released their song “STFU!” Dedicated. Call out your labelmate without mentioning their name. Instead, he referenced controversial comments made by Healy during his appearance on “The Adam Friedland Show” podcast in February.
Swayamyama said, “I wrote this next song because I was fed up with these subtle aggressions.” “So tonight, this song goes out to a white guy who watches ghetto gaggers and makes fun of Asians on podcasts. He also owns my Masters. I’ve had enough!”
Swayamyama’s “STFU!” It is a song about a man who gets to the point of breaking up with a man who refuses to listen. The song’s lyrics include the lines: “How don’t you expect this from me/I go crazy when I’m angry?/You’ve never seen it, though I know I’m not alone/You respect me How not?” Me?/The hope of fantasies/Leave our reality.”
PopSugar contacted Swayama and Healy’s label, Dirty Hit, for comment on the singer’s claim that Healy owns it, but did not receive an immediate response. Dirty Hit is managed by Jamie Oborne, who also manages The 1975.
During his appearance on the podcast, Healy made disparaging and racist comments about Ice Spice, including misidentifying his heritage. In the same episode, she also discussed viewing pornography that demeans and brutalizes Black women. Swayama’s comments are part of a growing debate about Healy’s behavior at Glastonbury.
In April, Healy apologized to Ice Spice during a show in Auckland, New Zealand. He said, “It was never my intention to hurt anyone.” Videos shared on social media, “I’m sorry if I offended you and, Ice Spice, I’m sorry. It’s not because I’m upset that my joke was taken the wrong way, but because I don’t want Ice Spice think I’m advertising* CK I love you, Ice Spice. I’m so sorry. I don’t want anything to be misunderstood. I don’t mind being a little clown … But I don’t want to be perceived as mean.”