Rina Sawayama calls out labelmate Matty Healy’s ‘microaggressions’ at Glastonbury 2023

Rina Sawayama calls out labelmate Matty Healy’s ‘microaggressions’ at Glastonbury 2023

He’s not part of her “Chosen Family.”

Rina Sawayama called out her Dirty Hit labelmate Matty Healy in the middle of her set at the 2023 Glastonbury Festival in England on Saturday night.


“I wrote this next song because I was sick and tired of these microaggressions,” the Japanese singer said onstage before performing “STFU!”

“So tonight, this goes out to a white man that watches ‘Ghetto Gaggers’ and mocks Asian people on a podcast,” she continued.

“He also owns my masters. I’ve had enough!”

Rina Sawayama onstage in Tennessee.
“I was sick and tired of these microaggressions,” Sawayama said of Healy.
Matty Healy talking into a microphone.
The 1975 frontman made a controversial podcast appearance earlier this year.
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While Sawayama, 32, did not name Healy, 34, during her impassioned speech, she was clearly referring to the 1975 frontman’s controversial appearance on “The Adam Friedland Show” in February.

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During the podcast episode, which has since been removed from Apple and Spotify but remains on YouTube, co-hosts Adam Friedland and Nick Mullen called rapper Ice Spice an “Inuit Spice Girl” and a “chubby Chinese lady,” mocked various accents and joked about Healy watching “Ghetto Gaggers,” a type of pornography in which white men humiliate and dominate black women.

While the “Oh Caroline” singer did not make any of the comments himself, he came under fire on social media for laughing during the conversation.

Taylor Swift and Matty Healy leaving a recording studio.
Healy recently had a fling with Taylor Swift.
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Healy subsequently apologized to Ice Spice, who recently collaborated with his now-ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift on a remix of “Karma,” before dismissing the controversy surrounding him.

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“It doesn’t actually matter,” he told the New Yorker in May. “Nobody is sitting there at night slumped at their computer, and their boyfriend comes over and goes, ‘What’s wrong, darling?’ and they go, ‘It’s just this thing with Matty Healy.’

“That doesn’t happen. If it does, you’re either deluded or you are, sorry, a liar. You’re either lying that you are hurt, or you’re a bit mental for being hurt.”

Healy and Swift, 33, broke up in June following the backlash he received, though a source told Page Six exclusively that their fling was only ever meant to be “a fun, good-time thing that would last as long as it lasted and would be no big deal once it was done.”