Kele Bloc Party Accuses John Lydon Of Racist Attack
The singer claims he was beaten and abused by The Sex Pistol and his entourage
Kele Okerere- frontman with Bloc Party- has alleged that he was beaten and racially abused by Sex Pistols singer John Lydon. According to a statement released by the band Kele suffered severe facial bruising and cuts to his face and body while backstage at the Summercase Festival in Barcelona. The statement explained: The Sex Pistols were socializing backstage with an array of British bands many of whom witnessed the attack. Kele, a huge fan of Lydons approached the singer to ask if he would ever consider reforming one of his favourite bands, Public Image Ltd. The Sex Pistols singer became intimidating and aggressive while his entourage responded with a racist tirade including the statement, your problem is your black attitude Kele was then set upon by 3 members of Lydons crew who punched him in the face and head as well as attacking people who tried to protect Kele from the assault including Yannis Philippakis from The Foals and Kaiser chiefs Ricky Wilson. The incident was broken up by festival security and was later reported to Spanish police. Kele also reported the incident to police in the UK after returning from Spain.