Chvrches criticize former collaborator Marshmello for Chris Brown/Tyga song

“[W]orking with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behavior,” The Scottish group said in a statement.

April 25, 2019
Chvrches criticize former collaborator Marshmello for Chris Brown/Tyga song (L) Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches performs at KROQ Absolut Almost Acoustic Christmas. December 9, 2018. (R) Marshmello at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. March 14, 2019.   (L) photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for KROQ/Entercom (R) photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

Scottish synth-pop group Chvrches have spoken out against Marshmello for collaborating with Chris Brown and Tyga on his new song “Light It Up.” Chvrches and Marshmello teamed up in 2019 for the song "Here With Me."

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The band shared their thoughts in a statement posted to Twitter on Thursday: “We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown. We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behavior. That is not something we can or will stand behind.”

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Chris Brown was charged with beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 and pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault. In 2018, a woman launched a civil lawsuit claimed she was raped in the singer's home. Tyga has been criticized for lyrics referencing his former girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who was reportedly under the age of consent when they began dating.

Chvrches criticize former collaborator Marshmello for Chris Brown/Tyga song