Octavian has denied all allegations of home abuse (Image: Redferns)
Greater than 10,000 Spotify customers have blocked Octavian on the music platform in gentle of home abuse allegations.
The musician, full identify Octavian Oliver Godji, has additionally been dropped from his file label, Black Butter, who mentioned they’d not be releasing his new album Alpha which had been due out on Friday.
It comes after his ex-girlfriend Hana, often called @emobaby4real, accused him of attacking her with a hammer, threatening to kill her and in addition pressuring her to have an abortion.
Hana shared footage of an incident the place she was allegedly attacked by Octavian, who has since denied all allegations.
Saying their determination to half methods with Octavian, a spokesperson from Black Butter mentioned: ‘We at Black Butter have taken the choice to not proceed working with Octavian and we is not going to be releasing his album.
‘We don’t condone home abuse of any variety and we have now recommended Octavian seeks skilled assist right now.’
Metro.co.uk has additionally realized that round 10,000 Spotify customers have ‘used the brand new “block artist characteristic” to blacklist Octavian in a single day’.
Followers have began to dam his music on Spotify (Image: @kublamusicc)
Earlier than information that Octavian had been dropped from Black Butter, the supply near Spotify mentioned: ‘Insiders on the label challenge his new file to trace among the lowest gross sales it has ever seen as extra followers flip away from him.
‘His backers had been anticipating enormous gross sales earlier than the scandal broke, however now anticipate the alternative to occur.’
One other supply near Sony additionally mentioned: ‘Two firms he was scheduled to collaborate with stepped away from him quietly final evening. With a nasty fame and miserable gross sales projections nobody desires the effort.’
Former followers of Octavian known as on others to boycott his music on Spotify with one tweeting: ‘To delete octavian off your Spotify, go on his profile and select to not play this artist.’
‘By no means knew i’d be sitting right here eradicating 30 octavian tunes from my spotify like this,’ one other mentioned.
The rapper’s ex-girlfriend Hana made the allegations public (Image: Ollie Millington/Redferns)
One different weighed in: ‘Right here’s your reminder to go and take away any Octavian songs out of your spotify.’
Octavian, who received the BBC Sound of 2019, appeared to disclaim the allegations earlier, writing in his Instagram tales: ‘Liars can’t lie perpetually. Somebody waits, does that proper earlier than my album to strive break my life and I’m the dangerous man… Kmt. The reality is coming. Don’t beg buddy after.’
The 24-year-old added: ‘Kmt… all this simply trigger I broke up with a woman. Proof that the woman is obsessed and can by no means let me alone or let me win coming quickly.
‘I can’t communicate with out proof. What u are witnessing is actual life abuse. Good will win.’
He later mentioned in one other video: ‘Individuals are naked pondering I’m an abuser however go and watch that video once more, go and see if there’s any actual bodily abuse within the video. I’ve been going out with this woman for 3 years, then she posts one video displaying nothing and everybody thinks I’m an abuser due to her assertion.
Dua Lipa denounced Octavia on social media (Image: Getty Photos)
‘Go watch the video once more, that is my ex-girlfriend that I broke up with, do not forget that, I broke along with her a few occasions. Proper now we’re going to take care of it legally, we’re going to take care of correctly, and we’ll be again quickly.’
Following the allegations, pop star Dua Lipa denounced the rapper, writing on her Instagram story: ‘F*** Octavian. For anybody who’s affected by home violence/abuse right here is a few information that is perhaps of some assist. Don’t be afraid to talk up and ask for assist.’
Octavian’s ex-girlfriend Hana launched a prolonged assertion alleging that she was abused till she ‘lastly left’ in April 2020.
‘A police report has been made which is taking a bit of longer as I’m in a special nation for my very own security and wellbeing,’ she wrote.
Octavia’s album will now not be launched below Black Butter on Friday (Image: Getty Photos)
Hana continued: ‘The primary occasion of bodily abuse got here shortly after I fell pregnant together with his little one.
After pressuring me to get an abortion he attacked me for the primary time, kicked me within the abdomen, burst my lip, attacked me with a hammer and threatened to kill me. I used to be shortly later requested to signal an NDA in try to “gag” me for 20k, which I didn’t signal.
‘I used to be ceaselessly kicked, punched, strangled and dragged out of the home with my clothes or hair, he would smash furnishings and threaten me with a bat, or assault me with different objects like a screwdriver.’
She claims that after she started to file a authorized case in April, Octavian apologised and claimed he had begun remedy periods, however she ‘shortly realised he deliberate to maintain me shut once more within the hope that I’d drop my case’.
Octavian launched his first mixtape, 22, in 2016, however his profession gained momentum after Drake sang alongside to one in all his tracks at a 2018 Golden Globes occasion.
In 2019, the rapper received the BBC Sound of 2019 ballot, beating out artists equivalent to slowthai and Rosalia, and has collaborated with artists together with Skepta, Future, Diplo and Gorillaz.
Home violence helpline
If you’re in instant hazard name 999. In case you can’t speak, dial 55 and the operator will reply.
For emotional assist, you’ll be able to contact the Nationwide Home Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247. Alternatively, you’ll be able to e-mail Ladies’s Help on [email protected]
Without spending a dime and confidential recommendation and assist for girls in London affected by abuse, you’ll be able to name Solace on 0808 802 5565 or e-mail [email protected]