Octavian has been dropped by his report label following accusations of “bodily, verbal and psychological abuse” made by his ex-girlfriend.
The label, Black Butter – which is a subsidiary of Sony Data – dropped Octavian following the accusations which he has denied. His debut album, ‘Alpha’, which was set to reach tomorrow (November 13), will now now not be launched on the label.
As reported in The Independent, a spokesperson for Octavian’s label stated: “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 form and we have now steered Octavian seeks skilled assist presently.”
The rapper’s former accomplice of three years, who is named the musician Emo Child, shared a press release on Instagram yesterday (November 11) by which she stated a police report had been filed.
She went on to say she is at present “in a distinct nation for my very own security and well-being”, alleging that the primary occasion of bodily abuse got here shortly after she grew to become pregnant with Octavian’s youngster.
“After pressuring me to get an abortion he attacked me for the primary time, kicked me in my abdomen, burst my lip, attacked me with a hammer and threatened to kill me,” she wrote.
It’s claimed that the musician’s former girlfriend was subsequently requested to signal a non-disclosure settlement (NDA) in return for £20,000, to which she declined.
The assertion then alleged that the abuse continued up till April of this yr, when she left the rapper. She added that “the abuse grew to become routine and was typically prompted by his cocaine use”.
“I used to be regularly kicked, punched, strangled, and dragged out the home with my clothes or hair, he would smash furnishings and threaten me with a bat, or assault me with different gadgets like a screwdriver.”
In yesterday’s assertion, it was claimed that ‘Alpha’ incorporates a music known as ‘My Head’ which is “about violently killing me with a machete”. It’s additionally stated that one other monitor, ‘Rock Smiles’, “is about two males attacking me”.
“I felt I needed to share this and converse my fact earlier than these songs are out,” the assertion concluded, including that these claims have been “only a fraction” of her experiences with Octavian.
Shortly after the allegations started gaining traction on social media, Octavian shared a message on his Instagram Tales feed by which he denied the accusations made towards him.
The rapper stated he’ll cope with the scenario “legally and correctly”, and that “the reality is coming.”
Octavian additionally stated the claims are “the most important defamation of character in historical past.”
“All this trigger I broke up with a woman,” one put up from the rapper learn. “Proof that the lady won’t ever [leave] me alone or let me win coming quickly.”
He added: “I can’t converse with out proof. What u are witnessing is actual life abuse. Good will win.”
Sample Publicity, the press firm who had been representing Octavian forward of the discharge of his new album, stated in a press release that they’ve additionally now severed ties with the artist.
“After these allegations have come to gentle, we have now stopped all work with Octavian as we can’t condone, nor help, abusive behaviour,” they wrote.
If you happen to’ve been affected by home abuse, you’ll be able to contact Refuge’s freephone Nationwide Home Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247. You may also donate to Refuge here.