Charli XCX has been under fire from her generally worshipful fanbase for the past 24 hours, since Afterparty — a March music and art festival in Las Vegas that requires all its attendees own one of 1,500 "Utopian" NFTs — announced her as a scheduled performer alongside The Chainsmokers, The Kid LAROI, and others. This morning, Charli responded to the criticisms by tweeting a statement in two screenshots.
"I've been grappling quite a lot with my mental health the past few months and obviously it makes negativity and criticism harder to handle when I come across it," she wrote.
"I just wanted to get out here and really say, hey I'm really out here trying my best and working my ass off to make things that are hot and exciting and there's honestly so much more insane stuff to come ;) !" she said later on in the post. "In the meantime, I'm thinking of just drafting tweets from a far when I feel like saying something and having someone else post them, just for a while, because I can't really handle it here right now."
The FADER has reached out to a representative of Charli XCX for further comment.