Rapper has fan kicked out of Norwich gig after sexist remarks towards his support act
- Credit: UEA Students' Union
Rapper Loyle Carner had a fan kicked out of his Norwich show for shouting sexist comments at a support act.
Video taken at the gig at the Nick Rayns LCR at the University of East Anglia (UEA) showed the Mercury Prize-shortlisted artist on stage trying to point out the fan to security staff at the venue.
The fan had allegedly said something about a member of the support act, Elisa and Srigala, and her breasts.
'I'm sorry man, you gotta learn a lesson my young man,' Carner said in the video. He then went on to describe what the fan was wearing as the crowd cheered at his intervention.
'You gotta go. For being sexist, you gotta go,' he said.
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After the gig Carner quoted a fan's tweet and wrote: 'That s*** will not be tolerated at any show. He's been banned from that venue, for life.'
The Student Union at the UEA said it would not comment on the allegations but confirmed an internal investigation is underway into the incident.
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A spokesperson said: 'Whilst we can't comment on investigations into ongoing cases, we can confirm that we continue to operate a Zero Tolerance approach to sexual harassment in our venues.
'It's crucial that our customers know that when we find evidence of our policies being breached, we'll take action.'
In an Instagram post after the gig support act Elisa and Srigala thanked Carner for what he did and the Norwich crowd for identifying the fan.
They wrote: 'Yes yes Loyle Carner for confronting him, yes yes audience for exposing who it was in the crowd and yes yes UEA for removing him and challenging him about his behaviour.'
Carner was also applauded for his actions on social media with one fan claiming it 'was actually one of the best things I've seen' and another said 'best start to a show I've ever seen hands down.'
The gig on Sunday night was part of the musicians Yesterday's Gone Tour which has seen him play venues across the UK.
The album of the same named was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Alt-J and Blossoms but he lost out to eventual winner Sampha.