Octavian dropped from record label and radio stations following abuse allegations
Over 10,000 people have blocked him on Spotify
CW: Details of abuse and domestic violence
Octavian has been dropped by his record label following allegations of physical and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend.
Yesterday his ex-girlfriend Hana, who goes by @emobaby4real on social media, shared videos and posts on her Instagram and Twitter detailing the alleged abuse she suffered from Octavian.
Octavian has strongly denied all allegations of abuse and though his album was scheduled for release today, he has been dropped by his record label Black Butter, who said they would not be releasing the album.
This is everything you need to know about the Octavian abuse allegations:
What are the allegations against Octavian?
Octavian’s ex-girlfriend Hana, who goes by @emobaby4real on Instagram and Twitter has accused Octavian of multiple incidents of physical and emotional abuse.
Hana accused Octavian of attacking her with a hammer, threatening to kill her, pressuring her to have an abortion, frequently kicking her throughout their relationship including kicking her whilst pregnant.
She also shared a video in which she was allegedly attacked by Octavian. In her statement on Instagram Hana claimed the abuse started after she got pregnant with his child and continued until she left him in April this year.
Hana also claims she was asked to sign an NDA for £20k which she declined to sign. She said she is now living in another country over safety concerns and has filed a police report.
What has Octavian said about the allegation?
Octavian has denied all allegations of abuse. In a statement on his Instagram stories he said the “truth is coming” and he is dealing with the claims “legally and properly”.
He also claimed the allegations were the “biggest defamation of character in history”.
What has the fall out been from the allegations?
Since news of the allegations came out Octavian has been dropped by his publicity team. Pattern Publicity who were previously representing Octavian, published a statement saying they had severed all ties with Octavian and do not condone abusive behaviour.
They said: “After these allegations have come to light, we have stopped all work with Octavian as we cannot condone, nor support, abusive behaviour.”
Similarly, Octavian was dropped by his record label, Black Butter. They said they will not be working with him anymore and will not be releasing his album.
In a statement they said: “We at Black Butter have taken the decision not to continue working with Octavian and we will not be releasing his album.
“We do not condone domestic abuse of any kind and we have suggested Octavian seeks professional help at this time.”
The BBC reported Radio 1 and 1Xtra do not currently have any of Octavian’s tracks on the stations’ playlists.
Are people blocking him on Spotify? And how do you block artists on Spotify?
According to Metro over 10,000 people have been blocking Octavian from Spotify. Insiders close to Spotify claim the streaming service expects some of the lowest sales they have ever seen on his new album.
To block an artist on Spotify simply follow these steps:
1. Head to the artist’s Spotify Page.
2. Click the three little dots next to the “Follow” button.
3. Click the option “Don’t Play This Artist”.
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