Chicago rapper Noname dropped her new album Room 25 last month and it was heralded by her fans and lovers of Hip-Hop. However, Noname is looking to change the cover of the album with the news of the artwork’s creator involvement in a domestic abuse case.
Pitchfork reports artist Bryant Giles was arrested October 8 in Chicago for misdemeanor domestic battery against his partner Ellie. An alleged friend of the victim has placed images of both Giles’ mugshot and the victim’s wounds to Twitter.
with the love of friends and family, she has found an admirable bravery to go forward with pressing charges against him. The trial will be in November. We can only hope the rape kit + bravery of Ellie to disclose her trauma in court will move the jury to make the right choice pic.twitter.com/EB8jIScbBZ
— Shea Vaughan-Gabor (@martiniscorsexy) October 14, 2018
In response, Noname expressed her stance against domestic abusers and her actions to change the artwork.
“I do not and will not support abusers, and I will always stand up for victims and believe their stories. My heart goes out to Ellie, her family, and all survivors of abuse.”
In light of recent allegations, I will be working to replace the cover artwork of Room 25. I do not and will not support abusers, and I will always stand up for victims and believe their stories. My heart goes out to Ellie, her family, and all survivors of abuse.
— Noname (@noname) October 15, 2018