Indie music star Ariel Pink has been dropped from his record label after attending President Trump rally, even though he denied storming the Capitol, saying he went to take a nap.
Label Mexican Summer made the announcement amid backlash after the “Baby” bragged about supporting Trump at Wednesday’s rally in Washington, DC that preceded the riots.
“Due to recent events, Mexican Summer and its staff have decided to end our working relationship with Ariel Rosenberg AKA Ariel Pink moving forward,” the New York-based record label tweeted.
The singer had openly anticipated a backlash, even though he insisted he was sleeping when rioters stormed the Capitol.
“I attended the rally on the white house lawn and went back to hotel and took a nap. case closed,” he tweeted of his support at the rally alongside fellow indie musician John Maus, insisting he was against “violent confrontation or rioting.”
“Save yourselves friends, cancel me now and turn me in before they come for you,” he tweeted of his backlash Thursday — also saying, “Vote for Trump.”