Blood Orange criticises Guardian Guide for removing him from its cover

The weekend supplement made the decision due to the singer's reluctance to expand on certain topics

Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 20 August 2016 17:00
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Dev Hynes - known by his stage name Blood Orange - has spoken out against the Guardian Guide's decision to remove him from its cover.

The musician's interview was set to be promoted on the front cover of The Guardian's weekend supplement but decided to remove him due to his reluctance "...to talk about topics they hoped I would expand on."

This isn't the first time Hynes has lashed out at the publication; in 2013, he stated he would never speak to them again after they wrote what he assumed to be a slanderous story following a fire in his New York apartment that burned all of his belongings and his puppy Cupid.

Hynes, deciding to let bygones be bygones, viewed this interview as "a second chance." Hynes has now expressed his disappointment over Guardian Guide's actions via his Twitter account.

Despite originally claiming they were to replace him with a story on Netflix sensation Stranger Things, today's issue bears a story on BBC sitcom People Just Do Nothing.

The rapper also pointed out that the interviewer was "lovely," stating that they had a "great conversation."

We reached out to The Guardian for comment.

Blood Orange released Freetown Sound - his first album in three years - in June.

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