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.