Rina Sawayama Dedicates "STFU!" to Matty Healy at Glastonbury

"He also owns my masters. I've had enough!"

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 26, 2023

Performing at Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, pop star Rina Sawayama did not mince words for the 1975's Matty Healy. While introducing "STFU!" from her excellent 2020 debut album, SAWAYAMA, the John Wick: Chapter 4 star dedicated the song to a "white man" with a controversial podcast appearance. Hmm, wonder who that could be?

"Tonight, this goes out to a white man that watches 'Ghetto Gaggers' and mocks Asian people on a podcast," Sawayama said over a Korn riff, referring to Healy telling hosts of The Adam Friedland Show about his porn preferences (watching Black women be subjugated and degraded) and laughing along while they tried to guess rapper Ice Spice's ethnicity in February. "He also owns my masters. I've had enough!"

Sawayama is signed to the British indie label Dirty Hit alongside the 1975, beabadoobee and the Japanese House. Healy was appointed to the board of directors at Dirty Hit Limited, the private company behind the label, in 2018. A couple months after his comments on the podcast, the 1975 frontman was removed from his position — a move that was, as Pitchfork reported, "administrative in nature."

Healy sort of apologized to Ice Spice for discussing her ethnicity on stage in April. "I just feel a bit bad, and I'm kind of a bit sorry if I've offended you," the musician said, expressing his concern that the rapper might think he's a dick. He later said the comments didn't "actually matter."

Beyond the implication of masters' ownership, Taylor Swift and Healy recently reportedly broke up following being rumoured to have been a romantic item for about a month.

Watch a clip of Sawayama's "STFU!" — which unsurprisingly includes lyrics like, "Have you ever thought about taping your big mouth shut?" and "Shut the fuck up, shut the fuck up" — dedication at Glastonbury below.

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