Noname to replace Room 25 artwork following allegations against artist Bryant Giles

Giles was arrested and charged with domestic abuse earlier this month.

October 15, 2018
Noname to replace <I>Room 25</i> artwork following allegations against artist Bryant Giles Noname performs during weekend two of the ACL Music Festival at Zilker Park in Austin on October 12, 2018.   Suzanne Cordeiro/Getty

Noname has announced that she is distancing herself from the artwork to her recently album Room 25. The artist behind the image, Chicago-based Bryant Giles, was accused of domestic abuse and rape on social media over the weekend.

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Chicago Police Department website records show that 21-year-old Giles was arrested on October 8 and charged with domestic battery and bodily harm. Noname confirmed via Twitter that she no longer feels comfortable using Giles's artwork in relation to her music following the accusations.

"In light of recent allegations, I will be working to replace the cover artwork of Room 25," Noname tweeted on Monday. "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."


"Ellie" is a reference to Ellie Danisch, the woman Giles is accused of abusing. The allegation came to light via a third party on Twitter. The accusations, were tweeted on October 14 and include claims Giles raped Danisch when they were in a relationship and that he "punched [her] for asking him cheating on her with multiple men."


The FADER has reached out to reps for Noname and Bryant Giles.

Noname to replace Room 25 artwork following allegations against artist Bryant Giles