At a weekend performance in San Francisco, rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist Flying Lotus -- real name, Steven Ellison -- made a sexist joke about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, then tried to walk it back.
SFGate.com reported Sunday that Ellison was performing to a sold-out crowd at Oakland's Fox Theater on Friday night when he said that he doesn't care for Donald Trump, but doesn't know if he can vote for Clinton.
"I couldn't possibly vote for a woman who doesn't give an awesome blowjob," he said, referring to the scandal surrounding the nominee's husband, former Pres. Bill Clinton and his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
A beat later, he added, "I'm just kidding. I'm going to vote for her ass anyway."
However, many concert attendees were annoyed or offended.
"I could never vote for a woman who doesn't give an awesome blowjob." —@flyinglotus AND we walked out 🖕— adamfl⭕️ratorium (@adamfl⭕️ratorium) 1474092179.0
A female audience member responded to a comment by Ellison that his crowd seemed to be majority male by saying this is not the route to winning over female fans.
Want more ladies at your show, @flyinglotus? Try not leading off the set with a misogynist joke about Hillary Clinton.— Katharine Moore (@Katharine Moore) 1474092145.0
thought @flyinglotus was upstanding, but last night he says he'd not vote for HRC bc she doesn't give a good blowjob https://t.co/fS79ZFnFNq— Josie Brechner 🌺🗡 (@Josie Brechner 🌺🗡) 1474142337.0
(Cont) Flying Lotus started the set by saying he couldn't vote for a woman who couldn't give a good b job. #SITDOWN— Nina Walia (@Nina Walia) 1474094180.0
The rapper responded to the controversy by posting a "Vote Hillary" tweet with an emoji conveying mixed emotions, then said he loves saying "depraved shit u need 2 hear."
Watch video of the remark, embedded below:
So @flyinglotus starts talking about he don't like @realDonaldTrump then says this about @HillaryClinton 😳 https://t.co/aeOoRIPiVo— Mariecar Mendoza (@Mariecar Mendoza) 1474091888.0