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Rina Sawayama appears to have called out Matty Healy again

'It’s just funny how some people get away with not apologising ever,' said Rina at her NOS Alive set.

By Nick Reilly

Rina Sawayama (Picture: Aaron Parsons/Rolling Stone UK)

Rina Sawayama has seemingly called out The 1975‘s Matty Healy, just weeks after initially taking aim at the singer during her Glastonbury set.

The singer’s latest outburst came during her performance at Lisbon’s NOS Alive festival as she spoke to the crowd and asked for an apology from “some people” who she believed to be guilty of making sexist and racist comments.

“So I was thinking a lot about apologies,” she said, speaking to the crowd towards the end of performing her track ‘STFU’. “It’s just funny how some people get away with not apologising ever… For saying some racist shit. For saying some sexist shit.”

She added: “So let’s try this”, as the intro of Limp Bizkit’s furious ‘Break Stuff’ played in the background, “Why don’t you apologise for once in your life without making it about your fucking self?”

It comes weeks after Sawayama dedicated ‘STFU’ to Healy while performing on Glastonbury’s Woodsies stage.

 “I wrote this next song because I was sick and tired of micro-aggressions. So, tonight, this song goes out to a white man who watches [pornography show] Ghetto Gaggers and mocks Asian people on a podcast. He also owns my masters. I’ve had enough,” said Sawayama.

The podcast, hosted by Adam Friedland, saw Healy mock the heritage of rapper Ice Spice, while also explaining how he watched the pornography mentioned by Sawayama. Referring to one scene, Healy explained how it “brutalised” women.

Both The 1975 and Sawayama are signed to Dirty Hit, the label run by Healy’s manager Jamie Oborne. Rolling Stone UK has contacted Dirty Hit and The 1975’s representatives for comment.

Healy, who was condemned for reinforcing Asian tropes, eventually addressed the controversy during a performance in April.

“I’m kind of a bit sorry if I’ve offended you. Ice Spice, I’m sorry. It’s not because I’m annoyed that me joking got misconstrued. It’s because I don’t want Ice Spice to think I’m a dick. I love you, Ice Spice. I’m so sorry,” he said.

He went on: “The truth is, I see a sign that says like, ‘Matty, I hope you’re OK.’ I feel a bit bad, to be honest, because I feel like I’ve been a bit irresponsible. It’s very well for me to say, ‘I don’t understand how famous I am. I don’t like being famous.”

Healy is yet to comment on either moment, but it was confirmed yesterday that The 1975 will headline Reading & Leeds in replacement of Lewis Capaldi, where they will play their self-titled 2013 debut album in full to mark the record’s ten year anniversary.